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By Edward Lucie-Smith

A critic and historian of paintings who's deeply immersed within the works and traits of the seventies the following presents the 1st basic survey of the last decade. In a quantity alive with visible photographs which are usually mind-blowing and occasionally irritating, he analyzes the advance either one of previous types and of recent ones, and gives a coherent framework for the final reader.

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Matisse's influence also appears powerfully in Stephenie Bergman's cut. stained and stitched off-stretcher hangings. Her Clip Joint of 1974 clearly owes a great deal to Matisse's The Snail, a large cut-out produced in 1953 which is one of the most important possessions of the Tate Gallery. 70s Above left: Stephen Buckley: Cut, Burnt and Tied. 1971. 6x61 cm (40 x 24 in). 8x165 cm (83x65 1974. Exhibited at Clip Joint. in). Garage, London Right: Claude Viallat: Untitled III. 1978. Tarpaulin and 225 x 500 cm (881 197 in).

The two sculptors associated by most critics with the American Super Realist movement in painting are them the human body more than mere meat, which is what Prent usually makes it (sometimes literally, as in an environmental actual illusion of reality, but for is piece representing a butcher's shop, with The seem intended human joints convey quite complex emotions and meanings. The fascinating thing is that, though the techniques they employ are similar direct casts made from the human body, glass eyes, real hair - each of them has an easily distinguishable style.

Solomon New Holly Gallery, York Bottom left: Miriam Schapiro: Pin wheel of the Orchid. 1979. 6 cm (40x40 in). (Photo: courtesy Galerie Habermann, Cologne Bottom right: Miriam Schapiro: Garden of 1979. Night. 4 cm (31x23 Courtesy in). Galerie Liatowitsch, Basel ! Robert Kushner does not merely evoke the theatre. to be worn as magnificent costumes. Nothing more opulent has been produced since Bakst was alive. But these robes suggest the Far as well as the Near East - there is a suggestion of the bold patterns on Japanese kimonos kimonos hung up on lacquered clothes racks are, it will be remembered, a favourite subject of Japanese screen- He makes paintings which are also intended painters.

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