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The transformation of reality: The most significant German contribution to 20th century European art

During the first two decades of the 20th century, many artists famously experimented with nonrepresentational expression. Taking cues from ideas hinted as by artists such as El Greco, Goya, Van Gogh, and Munch, Expressionists sought to transform reality rather than depict it in any sort of literal fashion. Egon...

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Overview

The transformation of reality: The most significant German contribution to 20th century European art

During the first two decades of the 20th century, many artists famously experimented with nonrepresentational expression. Taking cues from ideas hinted as by artists such as El Greco, Goya, Van Gogh, and Munch, Expressionists sought to transform reality rather than depict it in any sort of literal fashion. Egon Schiele, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky are among Expressionism’s most famous exponents.

Featured artists include:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, August Macke, Paul Klee, Alexej Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, Marianne von Werefkin, Heinrich Campendonk, Lyonel Feininger, Arnold Schönberg, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Christian Rohlfs, Ludwig Meidner, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Barlach, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features:

  • a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period
  • a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist
  • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822821268
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Basic Art Series
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 1,428,269
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Norbert Wolf graduated in art history, linguistics and medieval studies at the universities of Regensburg and Munich, and earned his PhD in 1983. He held visiting professorships in Marburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg-Erlangen, and Innsbruck. His extensive writings on art history include many TASCHEN titles, such as Diego Velázquez, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Caspar David Friedrich, Expressionism, Romanesque, Landscape Painting and Symbolism.

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Table of Contents

Metaphysical German Metaloaf 6
The Refugee 26
Scene from the "Earthquake in Messina" 28
The Night 30
Bucolic Landscape 32
The Red Christ 34
Self-portrait as a Soldier 36
Prager Strasse 38
Market Church in Halle 40
Dedicated to Oskar Panizza 42
Pechstein Asleep 44
Glass Day 46
Portrait of the Dancer Alexander Sacharoff 48
St. Ludwig's Church in Munich 50
Improvisation Klamm 52
Artiste (Marcella) 54
Potsdamer Platz 56
Foehn Wind in Marc's Garden, 1915, 102 58
Portrait of Herwarth Walden 60
The Tempest 62
The Fallen Man 64
Lady in a Green Jacket 66
The Small Yellow Horses 68
Tyrol 70
Apocalyptic City 72
Self-portrait with Camelia Sprig 74
Gypsies with Sunflowers 76
Schoolhouse, Murnau 78
The Legend of St. Maria Aegyptiaca 80
Tropical Sun 82
Palau Triptych 84
Acrobats 86
Standing Male Nude (Self-portrait) 88
Portrait of Rosa Schapire 90
The Red Gaze 92
Self-portrait 94
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