Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends: Expressionism from the Swiss Mountains

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends: Expressionism from the Swiss Mountains

by Beat Stutzer
     
 

Ernst Kirchner, seminal expressionist painter and founding member of the influential artists’ collective Die Brücke, came to the Swiss mountains during World War I to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and his Friends is the first book to explore how Kirchner became a role model, teacher, and mentor for younger

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Ernst Kirchner, seminal expressionist painter and founding member of the influential artists’ collective Die Brücke, came to the Swiss mountains during World War I to recuperate from a nervous breakdown. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and his Friends is the first book to explore how Kirchner became a role model, teacher, and mentor for younger artists during his time in Davos.

The momentous artistic exchange between Kirchner and his young admirers—whose ranks included the German Philipp Bauknecht, the Dutch Jan Wiegers, and the members of the Swiss Gruppe Rot-Blau—established a dialogue that had a formative influence on the direction of European art in the twentieth century. This matchless volume provides a record of the extraordinary bond that developed between a legendary—yet ailing—artist and the up-and-coming Gruppe Rot-Blaue in Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783858817068
Publisher:
Scheidegger and Spiess
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Beat Stutzer is director of the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur (Museum of Art of the Grisons) in Chur, Switzerland, and a curator at the Segantini Museum in St. Mortiz, Switzerland.
Samuel Vitali is a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland.
Han Steenbruggen is a curator of twentieth-century art at the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands.
Matthias Frehner is director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland.
 
 
 

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