Im Detail die Welt entdecken
Author: Rüdiger Klessmann, Emilie E. S. Gordenker, Christian Tico Seifert, National Gallery of Scotland, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Author: Martin Sonnabend, Claude Lorrain, Jon Whiteley, Christian Rümelin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Claude Lorrain (1604-82) is known as the father of European landscape painting. This book sets out to re-appraise his work and look at it through fresh eyes. It unites in a single volume paintings, drawings, and prints from all periods of the artist's life.
Author: Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Publisher: Getty Publications
The young Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) created a major stir in late-sixteenth-century Rome with the groundbreaking naturalism and highly charged emotionalism of his paintings. One might think, given the vast number of books that have been written about him, that everything that could possibly be said about the artist has been said. However, the author of this book argues, it is important to take a fresh look at the often repeated and widely accepted narratives about the artist’s life and work. Sybille Ebert-Schifferer subjects the available sources to a critical reevaluation, uncovering evidence that the efforts of Caravaggio’s contemporaries to disparage his character and his artwork often sprang from their own cultural biases or a desire to promote the artistic achievements of his rivals. Contrary to repeated claims in the literature, the painter lacked neither education nor piety, but was an extremely accomplished technician who developed a successful marketing strategy. He enjoyed great respect and earned high fees from his prestigious clients while he also inspired a large circle of imitators. Even his brushes with the law conformed to the behavioral norms of the aristocratic Romans he sought to emulate. The beautiful reproductions of Caravaggio’s paintings in this volume make clear why he captivated the imagination of his contemporaries, a reaction that echoes today in the ongoing popularity of his work and the fierce debate that it continues to provoke among art historians.
Tintenfass und Teleskop
Author: Andrea Albrecht, Giovanna Cordibella, Volker R. Remmert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This volume explores the image of Galileo Galilei’s as a scientist of the early modern age along with cultural perceptions of his discoveries and writings. It examines the interconnections between scientific theories and practices and their textual and visual representations.
Im Dienst der Nation
Author: Matthias Krüger, Isabella Woldt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Das Thema "Kunst im Dienst der Nation" wird so lange nicht an Brisanz verlieren, wie der Nationalismus in Politik und Gesellschaft auch die Ausdrucksmittel der Bildenden Kunst zu seinen Zwecken nutzt, beispielsweise um Identität nationaler Gruppen durch Bilder, Skulpturen und Architekturen zu stiften oder zu bekräftigen, aber auch um diese Konstrukte mit den Mitteln der Kunst zu attackieren. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge zeigen exemplarisch, auf welche Weise die Kunst zur Formung nationaler Identitäten beigetragen hat. Das Thema wird aus zwei verschiedenen Blickwinkeln fokussiert: Einerseits geht es um die künstlerischen Konstruktionen nationaler Kunst. Analysiert werden sowohl nationale Ikonographien als auch die nationalen Aufladungen bestimmter Materialien, Farben, Techniken oder Ornamente. Andererseits widmet sich der Band jedoch auch der nationalen Vereinnahmung, Instrumentalisierung und Kategorisierung von Kunstwerken, wie sie von der Kunstkritik, der Kunstgeschichte, den Museen oder anderen Institutionen betrieben werden. Da der Nationalismus erst um 1800 zu einem wesentlichen Sinnstiftungs- und Orientierungsmuster wurde, ist der Blick in besonderem Maße auf die Kunst der Moderne gerichtet. Gleichwohl wurden bewusst auch Vor- und Frühformen einer sich patriotisch gebärdenden Kunst ins Blickfeld einbezogen. Die daraus resultierende Bandbreite bietet einen vielschichtigen Querschnitt durch die kunsthistorische Nationalismus-Forschung.
Adam Elsheimer in Rom
Author: Stefan Gronert, Andreas Thielemann
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610) lived and worked in Rome from 1600 to 1610. While artists like Caravaggio, Carracci and Rubens laid the foundations of the Baroque style, Elsheimer contributed with his main medium: miniatures painted on copper. This volume collects contributions to a conference on Adam Elsheimer that deal with his use of artistic traditions, his place within the Roman artistic scene, his connection to the emerging natural sciences, and that trace the reception of his works. German text.
Exhibiting the New Art
Author: Christian Rattemeyer, Willem A. L. Beeren
Publisher: Walther Konig
The 'new art' of the late 1960s was shown in two landmark exhibitions in 1969: Op Losse Schroeven and When Attitudes Become Form. This book reveals how each brought together Arte Povera, Anti-Form, Conceptual and Land art, whilst challenging such categories and introducing innovative curatorial approaches. Christian Rattemeyer offers a rich comparative analysis of the two exhibitions, exploring the related but differing approaches of the two curators – Wim Beeren and Harald Szeemann – in two distinct institutional settings: the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Kunsthalle Bern. Numerous installation photographs enable a virtual 'walk through' of each exhibition, while meticulous chronologies detail the negotiations that shaped them. Crucial texts from the time are complemented by new research and fascinating recent interviews with participating artists. Included are interviews with Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Piero Gilardi and Richard Serra. This book is Volume 1 in the Exhibition Histories series, which investigates shows that have shaped the way contemporary art is experienced, made and discussed.
Author: Sibylle Lewitscharoff
One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to find a shocking sight--a lion lying on the floor as if it's the most natural thing in the world. The lion stretches comfortably on the Turkmen rug, eyes resting on Blumenberg. The philosopher with some effort retains his composure, even when the next day during his lecture the lion makes another appearance, ambling slowly down the center aisle. Blumenberg glances around; the seats are full, but none of his students seem to see the lion. What is going on here? Blumenberg is the captivating and witty fictional tale of this likable philosopher and the handful of students who come under the spell of the supernatural lion--including skinny Gerhard Optatus Baur, a promising young Blumenbergian, and the delicate, haughty Isa, who falls head over heels in love with the wrong man. Written by Sibylle Lewitscharoff, whom Die Welt called the "most dazzling stylist of contemporary German literature," Blumenberg will delight English readers.
The End of Loneliness
Author: Benedict Wells
The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' The Guardian 'Dazzling' John Irving *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot
Lives of Adam Elsheimer
Author: Carel van Mander
Publisher: Pallas Athene Pub
Although Adam Elsheimer (1578–1610) painted on an almost miniature scale and died very young, his paintings remain some of the most striking in the history of Western art. Elsheimer’s recondite subject matter, astonishing ability to render night scenes, and uniquely lyrical use of landscape deeply affected generations of artists. Several key biographies of Elsheimer, along with the personal reminiscences of his friends and contemporary painters, compose this intriguing collection of essays and bring the artist’s brief career and remarkable times to life.
At first glance, the positions of Andreas M�he and Markus L�pertz could not be more different. This makes it all the more astounding that these two artists have decided to exhibit together at Kunsthalle Rostock under the heading Ancien R�gime 2016. In the series "Obersalzberg" Andreas M�he examines the provocative aesthetics of Nazism, as expressed in posture, gestures and clothing as well as perspective and lighting. He uses painterly means in his photographs, thus managing to create a break with reality and look ahead into the imaginary realm. M�he is to present new pieces alongside the Obersalzberg series. With 96 drawings, Markus L�pertz is exhibiting the extensive series on sculptor Ludwig M�nstermann's Apollo for the first time. L�pertz enters into an intense dialog with the entire history of art. The artistic exploration of the past and the reflection on time lend the artist a special role within society. In the accompanying publication Ancien R�gime 2016 M�he and L�pertz stage a collision between observers' expectations and their playful exploration of historical pictorial traditions and established viewing habits.Published on the occasion of Ancien R�gime 2016, Kunsthalle Rostock 24.9.-4.12.2016English and German text.
Author: Kermit Swiler Champa
Analyzes the major paintings of the twentieth century Dutch artist, examines his style and technique, and discusses his work's development and influences
Author: V. Brinkmann (ed.), Oliver Primavesi, Max Hollein
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Scholars around the world are researching the degree to which colour was employed in classical and medieval sculpture. Their numerous activities and projects were most recently presented and debated at an international colloquium held in the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt. The current contributions of 20 internationally known scholars are brought together in this richly illustrated book in English. Among specialists, the educated layperson’s ideal of an antiquity in shining white marble has long since been dismissed as an historical error. The classical and medieval reality of coloured sculpture is now regarded as an incontrovertible fact. As long ago as the early 19th century, statues with remains of their original paint were not only discovered in Greece, but news of them was published. In the 20th century, these discoveries were at first neglected. However the work done by a team under the archeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann, resulting in an exhibition shown worldwide since 2003 entitled“Gods in Colour”, has put new life into this research and literally changed the way we see Antiquity. The extent of this revolution is graphically captured by the present volume with articles ranging from the controversial history of this research to the current state of the art of reconstructing historical painting techniques and the latest scientific methods of analyzing material residues. It culminates in the changes in the perception and significance of sculpture brought about by colour. With illustrations and commentary on numerous examples of ancient and medieval works, this volume unfolds a rich panorama of polychrome statuary on the basis of the latest research results.
The oeuvre Duchamp left us is small and repeatedly subject to multiple interpretations of the art historical, psychological, socio-critical and alchemical persuasion. And yet, how odd: Duchamp's last painting, Tu m'from 1918, has never drawn extensive attention among his exegetes. The title itself poses a riddle: Does it mean "tu m'aimes" (you love me), "tu m'emb'tes" (you bore me) or "tu m'emmerdes" (you can kiss my ass)? Karl Gerstner, a prominent Swiss graphic designer who knew Duchamp personally, was taken aback the first time he saw Tu m', but also intrigued. Having acquired a reproduction of the picture, Gerstner proceeded to penetrate its meanings and surfaces more and more deeply; as his surprise faded, his fascination grew. Enter this book, encouraged by artist Richard Hamilton (perhaps the most intimate of Duchamp connoisseurs), and its 20 analytical essays of riddle-solving.
Author: Louisiana (Museum : Humlebæk, Denmark), Fondation Beyeler