T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence.

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  • Author(s): LLORENS-CUBEDO, DÍDAC1
  • Source:
    Atlantis (0210-6124). Dec2019, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p123-142. 20p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Alternate Title:
      T. S. Eliot en el arte de R. B. Kitaj: anatomía de una influencia.
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      influence
      modernism
      R. B. Kitaj
      T. S. Eliot
      tradition
      influencia
      modernismo
      tradición
      Language of Keywords: English; Spanish
    • Abstract:
      R. B. Kitaj's keen interest in literature, which he connected with his Jewish heritage and its reverence for the written word, shows through as an essential characteristic of his art. As a young artist, Kitaj's cultural referents included Ezra Pound and, especially, T. S. Eliot. The external and imaginative structure of The Waste Land (1922) inspired the composition of Kitaj's Tarot Variations (1958), while Eliot's "Notes" to the poem were a model for Kitaj's "prefaces," short texts supplementing many of his paintings. If Not, Not (1975-1976) memorialises the Shoah, also drawing on The Waste Land--the definitive text as well as its drafts and critical reception. Like Eliot's poetry, Kitaj's art is highly allusive, in a way that conforms to Eliot's views on tradition and creativity. This is one of the reasons to stress the continuities with modernism in Kitaj's figurative art, which developed in the predominantly non-figurative context of postmodernism. In later years, Kitaj distanced himself from Eliot--prominently in The Killer Critic (1997)--rejecting the poet's early emphasis on impersonality and the anti-Semitism of his verse. Despite these differences, Eliot's influence on Kitaj was intense, long-lasting and productive. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      El profundo interés de R. B. Kitaj por la literatura, que él mismo relacionó con la cultura judía y su reverencia por la palabra escrita, destaca como característica esencial de su estilo. En los inicios de su carrera, Ezra Pound y sobre todo T. S. Eliot figuraban entre los referentes culturales de Kitaj. La estructura externa e imaginativa de La tierra baldía (1922) inspiró la composición de su obra Tarot Variations (1958) y las "Notas" que Eliot adjuntó al poema constituyeron un modelo para los "prefacios" de Kitaj, textos breves que complementan muchas de sus obras. If Not, Not (1975-1976) conmemora la Shoah, inspirándose también en La tierra baldía--tanto el texto definitivo como sus versiones anteriores y su recepción crítica. Como la poesía de Eliot, el arte de Kitaj es marcadamente alusivo, recordándonos en este aspecto a la visión eliotiana de la tradición y la creatividad. Esta es una de las circunstancias que nos permite argumentar la continuidad entre el modernismo y el arte figurativo de Kitaj, desarrollado en un contexto en el que dominaba un posmodernismo no figurativo. Hacia el final de su carrera, Kitaj se distanció de Eliot--claramente en The Killer Critic (1997)--rechazando el énfasis en la impersonalidad de su crítica temprana y el antisemitismo de algunos poemas. A pesar de estas diferencias, la influencia de Eliot sobre Kitaj fue intensa, duradera y productiva. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
    • ISSN:
      0210-6124
    • Accession Number:
      10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06
    • Accession Number:
      140820052
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, D. T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence. Atlantis (0210-6124), [s. l.], v. 41, n. 2, p. 123–142, 2019. DOI 10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=fap&AN=140820052. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO D. T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence. Atlantis (0210-6124). 2019;41(2):123-142. doi:10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06
    • APA:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, D. (2019). T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence. Atlantis (0210-6124), 41(2), 123–142. https://doi.org/10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, DÍDAC. 2019. “T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence.” Atlantis (0210-6124) 41 (2): 123–42. doi:10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06.
    • Harvard:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, D. (2019) ‘T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence’, Atlantis (0210-6124), 41(2), pp. 123–142. doi: 10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, D 2019, ‘T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence’, Atlantis (0210-6124), vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 123–142, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, DÍDAC. “T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence.” Atlantis (0210-6124), vol. 41, no. 2, Dec. 2019, pp. 123–142. EBSCOhost, doi:10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO, DÍDAC. “T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence.” Atlantis (0210-6124) 41, no. 2 (December 2019): 123–42. doi:10.28914/Atlantis-2019-41.2.06.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      LLORENS-CUBEDO D. T. S. Eliot in the Art of R. B. Kitaj: Anatomy of an Influence. Atlantis (0210-6124) [Internet]. 2019 Dec [cited 2020 Oct 22];41(2):123–42. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=fap&AN=140820052