Art and Psychoanalysis by Peter Fuller
This is a re-issue of a book by one of Britain's art critics and theorists. The essays ask how psychoanalysis can help us understand art - both its creation and our enjoyment of it. Fuller's subjects range from Freud's reading of Michelangelo's "David" to detective work on reconstructions of the "Venus de Milo" in the light of Melanie Klein's theories; from Marion Milner's work on perspective to "object relations" theory and the work of American abstract painters like Natkin and Rothko. Peter Fuller's previous books include "Beyond the Crisis in Art", "Images of God" and "Marches Past". He is also the author of "Theoria: Art the Absence of Grace". His television programmes include "Naturally Creative". His articles have appeared in art magazines and he is Editor of "Modern Painters" journal.