Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary by Jennifer Doyle

By Jennifer Doyle

In Hold It opposed to Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the connection among trouble and emotion in modern paintings, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to ascertain the ways that artistic endeavors problem how we adventure not just the artist's emotions, yet our personal. Discussing functionality artwork, portray, and images, Doyle offers new views on artists together with Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the problem of writing approximately tough artworks, she indicates how those artists paintings with emotions as a way to query our assumptions approximately id, intimacy, and expression. They install the complexity of emotion to degree the burden of historical past, and to deepen our feel of the place and the way politics occurs in modern artwork.

Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and the way emotion circulates in and round artwork. all through, she supplies readers welcoming issues of access into artistic endeavors that they could in the beginning locate off-putting or confrontational. Doyle bargains new perception into how the discourse of controversy serves to close down dialogue approximately this aspect of up to date artwork perform, and counters with a severe language that enables the reader to simply accept emotional depth to be able to examine from it.

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