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Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction

Deborah Forman

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This book features 45 Cape Cod artists working in abstraction, displaying more than 400 images of their work. Based on her interviews with the artists, the author writes about their aspirations and approaches. The art, which include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and prints, show a range of approaches to abstraction, from those that include an interpreted element of the real world to others that are completely non-objective. Learn about the artists' lives, their inspirations, how they proceeded on the path to abstraction, and the ideas behind their works. Abstraction's place in art history is explored, as well as its relationships to other movements. The narrative gives insight into the creative talents of the artists and provides an understanding of abstract art in relationship to the world art scene.

Size: 12" x 9" | 401 color images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348655

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Deborah Forman is the author of Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, a hundred-year history of the colony, as well as Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea; Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places, all Schiffer publications. She has written for the Cape Cod Times, Art New England, Cape Cod Life, and Boston Magazine, and has contributed essays to The Art of Carmen Cicero (Schiffer, 2013) and the catalog for "The Tides of Provincetown," an exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She wrote the script and conducted the interviews for "Art in Its Soul," a documentary film about the Provincetown art colony that aired on PBS,