This visceral life: Seeing the world through Expressionist eyes Sharp angles strange forms lurid colors and distorted perspectives are classic hallmarks of Expressionism the twentieth century movement that prioritized emotion over objective reality. Though particularly present in Germany and Austria the movements approach flourished internationally and is today hailed as one of the most influential […]

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This visceral life: Seeing the world through Expressionist eyes Sharp angles strange forms lurid colors and distorted perspectives are classic hallmarks of Expressionism the twentieth century movement that prioritized emotion over objective reality. Though particularly present in Germany and Austria the movements approach flourished internationally and is today hailed as one of the most...

This visceral life: Seeing the world through Expressionist eyes Sharp angles strange forms lurid colors and distorted perspectives are classic hallmarks of Expressionism the twentieth century movement that prioritized emotion over objective reality. Though particularly present in Germany and Austria the movements approach flourished internationally and is today hailed as one of the most influential shifts in art history. With leading groups Die Brcke (The Bridge) and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) and key players such as Wassily Kandinsky Egon Schiele and Emil Nolde the Expressionists disowned Impressionism which they regarded as man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world to depict instead a raw and visceral experience of life as it was felt rather than seen on the surface. Their paintings brim with emotive force conveyed in particular through intense and non-naturalistic color palettes loose brushwork and thick textures. Covering the groups stylistic tendencies influences and most important protagonists this introductory book explores the Expressionist panorama of moods ideas and emotions and their abiding quest for deep authenticity. 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 Dsseldorf Nuremberg-Erlangen and Innsbruck. His extensive writings on art history include many TASCHEN titles such as Diego Velzquez Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Caspar David Friedrich Expressionism Romanesque Landscape Painting and Symbolism. About the series Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Genre series features: approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions 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 presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist.

Autor: Norbert Wolf
Editura: Taschen