A richly illustrated look at how travel influenced the work of renowned contemporary artist Betye SaarBetye Saar (b. 1926) is an artist whose assemblages tell visual stories and convey powerful political messages. A leading figure of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s, she works with found objects--many of which she gathers on her extensive travels--to explore themes like symbolic mysticism, feminism, racism, and Eurocentric chauvinism. Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer sheds new light on Saar's unique creative process, her trips around the world, and the diverse ways in which her artworks engage with global histories of travel and forced migration. It presents how the artist's work conjures the transporting experience of a voyage to a faraway place.
Diana Seave Greenwald is assistant curator of the collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Her books include Isabella Stewart Gardner: A Life (with Nathaniel Silver) and Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories of Nineteenth-Century Art (both Princeton).
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 4, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- ISBN-10: 0691973857
- ISBN-13: 9780691973852
- Item Weight: 1.74 pounds