"Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism by Adrian Hicken

By Adrian Hicken

throughout the years earlier than his loss of life in 1918 Apollinaire?s popularity as poet and creative animateur approached mythical proportions. This booklet is the 1st to give an intensive reassessment of Apollinaire?s function within the promoting of subject matters and iconography among his painter buddies. targeted research of the poetic material of chosen works of Dufy, Delaunay, de Chirico, Laurencin, Marcoussis, Metzinger, Picabia and Picasso is used to reconstruct the responses of those artists to Apollinaire?s creative and aesthetic proclivities. Drawing recognition to the poet?s immersion within the paintings and iconography of the French late-Renaissance and the 17th century, Adrian Hicken indicates that the research of the permeation of Apollinairean and Orphic imagery within the paintings of artists with very varied personalities provides a desirable and pivotal episode within the historical past of Parisian modernism.

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