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Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist

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Considered one of the most important of the early German modernists, the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876andndash;1907) challenged traditional representations of the female body in art. She was the first modern woman artist to paint herself nude, as well as mothers and children nude. She also created the first self-portrait while pregnant in the history of art. Modersohn-Becker painted the life she was living as a woman and artist and led the way for generations of women artists. Tragically, her life and career were cut short at age thirty-one, following complications from childbirth.

Diane Radycki examines the artistandrsquo;s fascinating biography,and#160;highlighting her friendships with poet Rainer Maria Rilke and sculptor Clara Rilke-Westhoff asand#160;well asand#160;her personal anguish, including years in an unconsummated marriage, a disappointing affair, and irresolution about motherhood. Radycki also details the genres of Modersohn-Beckerandrsquo;s work: figure (especially nudes), still life, and landscape; and the reception of her work following her death. This new book is an authoritative source on Modersohn-Becker, who Radycki convincingly portrays as the first significant woman artist in the history of modernism.

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A major new look at the life and career of a pioneering woman artist

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Theand#160;first major look at the life, work, and reception of a German painter who, in her brief career, became arguably the first significant woman artist in the history of modernism.

About the Author

Diane Radycki is associate professor of art history at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She served as editor and translator of The Letters and Journals of Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300185300
Author:
Radycki, J. Diane
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Radycki, Diane
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64 color + 80 b/w illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 in

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