The Abstraction of Landscape: From Northern Romanticism to Abstract Expressionism

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The premise set forth in 1975 by the renowned art historian and professor Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006), inspires this exhibition with which the Fundación Juan March inaugurates its artistic season in October. It is comprised of some 100 works on paper by 25 European and American artists, from Caspar David Friedrich to Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock, lent by various institutions on both continents. The exhibition attempts to reveal visually, through the works of great masters, the evolution of the Romantic ...

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Overview

The premise set forth in 1975 by the renowned art historian and professor Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006), inspires this exhibition with which the Fundación Juan March inaugurates its artistic season in October. It is comprised of some 100 works on paper by 25 European and American artists, from Caspar David Friedrich to Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock, lent by various institutions on both continents. The exhibition attempts to reveal visually, through the works of great masters, the evolution of the Romantic landscape throughout modern times up to its progressive abstraction by the American Abstract Expressionists and certain European contemporary artists. The exhibition takes place in Fundación Juan March from 5th October to 13th January 2008

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  • ISBN-13: 9788489935754
  • Publisher: Actar-D
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 12.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Romantic Landscape of Northern Europe: From Friedrich to Constable 30

At the Cradle of Romanticism: Caspar David Friedrich's Seasons of 1803 Hein-Th. Schulze Altcappenberg Altcappenberg, Hein-Th. Schulze 32

II North America: The Nature of the Sublime: From Cole to Bierstadt 98

The American Landscape and the Mutable Sublime Barbara Dayer Gallati Gallati, Barbara Dayer 100

III The Northern Romantic Tradition and Abstraction: Landscape Between the Centuries: From van Gogh to Ernst 130

IV The Spirit of Landscape and Total Abstraction: From Newman to Rothko 158

The Abstract Sublime Robert Rosenblum Rosenblum, Robert 160

Mark Rothko's "The romantics were prompted ..." Miguel Lopez-Remiro Lopez-Remiro, Miguel 180

V The Post-Romantic Landscape: Kiefer, Richter 200

Anselm Kiefer: German Landscape, Universal Spirit Cordula Meier Meier, Cordula 202

Gerhard Richter: Blurry Landscapes Dietmar Elger Elger, Dietmar 220

Epilogue: "As though you wore born on the first day of the Book of Genesis or as if you were the last person on earth ...". An Interview with Robert Rosenblum 234

App Imaginatio Borealis. A Cultural Topography of "Northernness" Bernhard Teuber, Olaf Morke, Victor Andres Ferretti 246

Catalogue of Works 253

Selected Bibliography 264

Credits 267

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