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Expressionism: A Revolution in German Art

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Life is life, and art is art.

"It is my wish to come very close, strikingly close, to the times in which we live, without submitting to artistic dogma...I need the connection to the world of senses, the courage to portray ugliness, life as it comes." - Otto Dix

In the 1920s, Otto Dix was the artist of Neue Sachlichkeit, the New Objectivity, par excellence. Painting in a very realistic, almost photographic style, he chose as subjects the poverty, violence, death, and war that he experienced as a soldier in World War I. After this terrible experience, he painted the famous triptych The War.

Dix staged the world as a play, a grotesque farce. But the form he chose to do so was based on the classical canon of beauty. Dix lived his life and served art, for he adhered to the age-old rule that the American painter Ad Reinhardt put in a nutshell: "Life is life, and art is art."

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In the 1920s, Otto Dix was the artist of Neue Sachlichkeit, the New Objectivity, par excellence. Painting in a very realistic, almost photographic style, he chose as subjects the poverty, violence, death, and war that he experienced as a soldier in World War I. After this terrible experience, he painted the famous triptych The War.

Dix staged the world as a play, a grotesque farce. But the form he chose to do so was based on the classical canon of beauty. Dix lived his life and served art, for he adhered to the age-old rule that the American painter Ad Reinhardt put in a nutshell: "Life is life, and art is art."


Synopsis:

In six chapters — The Brucke Group of Artists, Northern German Expressionism, The Blaue Reiter, Rhenish Expressionism, The City and Expressionism in Vienna — this publication deals with a specifically German artistic revolution, a phenomenon that has quite accurately been described as ""the most significant German contribution to 20th century European art."" Beside a number of famous names, including Beckmann, Heckel, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Macke, Marc, Mueller, Nolde, Schiele, and Schmidt-Rottluff, the author also introduces several lesser-known artists, such as Campendonk, FelixMuller, Meidner, Morgner, Munter, and von Werefkin.

About the Author

About the Author -

Eva Karcher has been working in journalism for the past 15 years, specialising in contemporary arts. She regularly writes for magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Focus, Bunte, AD, SZ, Die Zeit, and Der Tagesspiegel. She has published several books, and developed new magazine concepts for artinvestor and sleek, for example. She also curates exhibitions and is an art consultant for galleries, companies and private collectors.

About the editor and Author -

Ingo F. Walther (1940-2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He has published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther's many titles for TASCHEN include Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices Illustres.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822831946
Author:
Elger, Dietmar
Publisher:
Taschen
Author:
Karcher, Eva
Author:
Walther, Ingo F.
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Expressionism
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
25 Spring
Series Volume:
A Revolution in Germ
Publication Date:
20070101
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12.06x9.62x.90 in. 3.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

In the 1920s, Otto Dix was the artist of Neue Sachlichkeit, the New Objectivity, par excellence. Painting in a very realistic, almost photographic style, he chose as subjects the poverty, violence, death, and war that he experienced as a soldier in World War I. After this terrible experience, he painted the famous triptych The War.

Dix staged the world as a play, a grotesque farce. But the form he chose to do so was based on the classical canon of beauty. Dix lived his life and served art, for he adhered to the age-old rule that the American painter Ad Reinhardt put in a nutshell: "Life is life, and art is art."


"Synopsis" by ,
In six chapters — The Brucke Group of Artists, Northern German Expressionism, The Blaue Reiter, Rhenish Expressionism, The City and Expressionism in Vienna — this publication deals with a specifically German artistic revolution, a phenomenon that has quite accurately been described as ""the most significant German contribution to 20th century European art."" Beside a number of famous names, including Beckmann, Heckel, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Macke, Marc, Mueller, Nolde, Schiele, and Schmidt-Rottluff, the author also introduces several lesser-known artists, such as Campendonk, FelixMuller, Meidner, Morgner, Munter, and von Werefkin.
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