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Thierry Groensteen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037702

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.001.0001

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Is Comics a Branch of Contemporary Art?

Is Comics a Branch of Contemporary Art?

(p.159) Chapter Eight Is Comics a Branch of Contemporary Art?
Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen

University Press of Mississippi

According to the historian Pierre Couperie, comics had been influenced by the evolution of other art forms. Jean-Christophe Menu, for his part, sees comics as having its own avant-garde movement that is embodied by works produced in the decades since 1990. This chapter examines the relationship between comics and contemporary art and argues that they differ in their essence. It explores how comics became a major source of inspiration for certain artistic movements such as Pop Art in the United States and New Figuration in France. In particular, it looks at the debate on whether Roy Lichtenstein magnified comics panels and reinvigorated comic art. It also discusses comics’ adoption of the language of contemporary art, focusing on the work of comics artist and painter Jerry Moriarty. Finally, it considers how exhibitions, particularly in France, have brought comics and fine arts together.

Keywords:   comics, Jean-Christophe Menu, avant-garde movement, contemporary art, Roy Lichtenstein, comic art, Jerry Moriarty, exhibitions, France, fine arts

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