MAX BECKMANN AND THE SELF / Pegasus-Library

MAX BECKMANN (1884-1950)

As original as he was prolific, German artist Max Beckmann produced nearly a thousand works in a career that spanned two world wars. This volume uses Beckmann's own words as an introduction to the artist's creative expression and his unwavering search for the self. Beckmann struggled throughout his life to define his identity through his paintings. He started out as an ambitious and self-confident young artist, went through a horrific stint as a medical orderly in World War I, and then became an exile in Holland and the United States. Through her careful analyses of more than 50 works, Sister Wendy illuminates Beckmann's use of symbolism as well as the strong thematic strains of his paintings and triptychs. The artist's bold use of colour and line are in evidence in numerous full-colour reproductions, and an extensive biography as well as several photographs offer additional insight into this strong creative presence.

 

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Emne Ekspressionisme
Kunstner BECKMANN, Max
Forfatter Beckett, Sister Wendy
Sprog Engelsk tekst
Illustrationer 80 ill, heraf 60 i farver
Format / Sideantal 24 x 16 cm / 120 sider
Udgivelsesår 2003
Indbinding Hæftet
Forlag Prestel
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ISBN 3791328778
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MAX BECKMANN (1884-1950)

As original as he was prolific, German artist Max Beckmann produced nearly a thousand works in a career that spanned two world wars. This volume uses Beckmann's own words as an introduction to the artist's creative expression and his unwavering search for the self. Beckmann struggled throughout his life to define his identity through his paintings. He started out as an ambitious and self-confident young artist, went through a horrific stint as a medical orderly in World War I, and then became an exile in Holland and the United States. Through her careful analyses of more than 50 works, Sister Wendy illuminates Beckmann's use of symbolism as well as the strong thematic strains of his paintings and triptychs. The artist's bold use of colour and line are in evidence in numerous full-colour reproductions, and an extensive biography as well as several photographs offer additional insight into this strong creative presence.