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Even now, some forty-five years after his death, the works created by Max Beckmann exert an intense influence on contemporary art. His piercing self-portraits, his enigmatic yet compelling triptychs, his incisive prints all have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a creator of provocative work that is both emotionally and intellectually stimulating.

Born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1884, Beckmann lived an international life, studying and working in Weimar, Frankfurt, Paris, and Berlin. Successful almost from his earliest days as a professional artist, he exhibited work to acclaim throughout Europe and America. With the Nazis' rise to power, his style and his subjects became dangerously out of fashion, and he was forced into exile-first to Amsterdam, where he spent World War II, and eventually to the United States, where he died, in New York, in 1950.

Although some scholars have categorized Beckmann as a German Expressionist, he always resisted belonging to any group, asserting that "the greatest danger which threatens mankind is collectivization." He also resisted abstraction, remaining passionately committed to the figure throughout his long career. His paintings have much to say about sex, politics, and religion-which is no doubt why they so outraged the Nazis and no doubt why they have remained so absorbing to new generations of admirers.

About the Modern Masters series:

With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations--approximately 48 in full color--this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museumgoer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.

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With more than 100 illustrations — approximately 48 in full color — this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. Modern Masters form a perfect reference set for home, school, or library. Each handsomely designed volume presents: <P>- A thorough survey of the artist's life and work<P>- Statements by the artist<P>- An illustrated chapter on technique<P>- Chronology<P>- Lists of exhibitions and public collections<P>- Annotated bibliography<P>- Index

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-125) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558598898
Author:
Seltz, Peter
Author:
Selz, Peter H.
Author:
Selz, Peter
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Beckmann, Max
Subject:
New objectivity (Art)
Subject:
New objectivity (Art) -- Germany.
Subject:
New objectivity
Subject:
Neue Sachlichkeit
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Beckmann, Max - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Neue Sachlichkeit (Art) - Germany
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
Criticism
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Modern Masters Series
Series Volume:
v. 19
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
11.4 x 9 in 32.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , With more than 100 illustrations — approximately 48 in full color — this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. Modern Masters form a perfect reference set for home, school, or library. Each handsomely designed volume presents: <P>- A thorough survey of the artist's life and work<P>- Statements by the artist<P>- An illustrated chapter on technique<P>- Chronology<P>- Lists of exhibitions and public collections<P>- Annotated bibliography<P>- Index
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