The Evil Eye
Author: Susanne Meyer-Buser
Otto Dix's career was transformed during the three years he spent in Dusseldorf, from 1922-1925. Working in an environment decimated by World War I, and amidst the turmoil that led to Hitler's rise in Germany, Dix portrayed the underworld of prostitution and tawdry nightlife that flourished during the Weimar Republic. This book also features portraits Dix created of the influential personalities he befriended. Filled with captivating paintings and vibrant watercolors, this book also contains works from Dix's massive series of etchings, 'The War'. This opus is characterized by gruesome, realistic depictions of the battlefield. Featuring more than 230 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and archival materials, this collection of work from one of Germany's most important artists captures a critical period of creative and personal change that serves as a bridge between Dix's abstractionist roots and the objectivism that he ultimately embraced. 0Exhibition: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany (11.02. - 14.03.2017) / Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom (23.06. - 15.10.2017).
Author: Otto Dix,Annette Becker
Publisher: 5 Continents Editions
The cycle of 50 etchings that German Expressionist Otto Dix created in 1924 are reproduced in this volume and reflect the antimilitarism and hatred for war that Dix expressed after his service in World War I. Dix's work is distinguished by its treatment of war subject matter, emerging in images of destruction, disfigurement, and maiming of the human body that offer an apocalyptic vision of the world. An introduction to biographical details including Dix's participation in the Great War and the evolution of his artistic vision is provided.
Author: Otto Dix
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
"Neue Sachlichkeit--I invented it. This is the catchy way Otto Dix, looking back, rewrote the development of the art movement, which alongside abstract art and Expressionism can be considered the third path taken in the development of art in the modern era. The unrelenting realism of his work is at the heart of an attitude situated somewhere between the grotesque and the classical, to which some of the most important artists of the twentieth century subscribed. This is the first publication to illuminate Neue Sachlichkeit against the backdrop of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. Dix's works--including the key Metropolis triptych (1928-29), the great psychological portraits, and, last but not least, the landscapes with their hidden symbolism, painted during the years he spent at Lake Constance--form the starting point for this exploration of his oeuvre. They are placed in a context with works of art by George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter, and Christian Schad, creating a new perspective on this crucial chapter in German art history"--Publisher's website.
Author: George Grosz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This brilliant collection of Expressionist drawings captures the essence of Berlin during the 1920s. Devastating satiric works reveal prostitutes, porcine profiteers, inflation millionaires, and callous nouveau riche in a milieu in which starvation, disease, and desperation are just around the corner. Includes complete English captions.
Author: Ingrid Pfeiffer
Category: Art, German
From the glamour of the Golden Twenties to the depths of the dark side of a world undergoing rapid change - the penetrating content of works by more than 60 artists recreates the age of the Weimar Republic, big - city life and the entertainment scene as well as the consequences of the First World War and socially controversial topics such as prostitution, political struggle and social tensions. As the first German democracy, the Weimar Republic (1918 - 1933) is regarded as a time of crisis and transition - from the German Empire to the totalitarian regime of National Socialism. Numerous artists not only portrayed these years in their realistic representations, which are ironical and grotesque as well as critical - analytical; they also aimed to comment on the stat us quo and bring about social change. Works from Otto Dix and George Grosz via Conrad Felixmuller and Christian Schad to Dodo, Jeanne Mammen, Elfriede Lohse - Wachtler, famous artists and others waiting to be rediscovered, paint a multi - layered and political picture of the Weimar Republic.
Author: Sabine Rewald
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
In December 1950, the German Expressionist Max Beckmann set out from his Manhattan apartment to see his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket, on view at The Met, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Inspired by the poignant circumstances of the artist’s death, Max Beckmann in New York focuses on 40 beautifully illustrated works that Beckmann painted in the city during the last 16 months of his life, as well as earlier works in New York collections. An informative and accessible essay by art historian Sabine Rewald, as well as detailed catalogue entries for each work and generous excerpts from the artist’s letters, diaries, and ephemera, illuminate Beckmann’s difficult and tumultuous life and make this an essential volume for anyone interested in the artist.
Reflections on Sex, Painting and Nazi Germany
Author: Jack Spiegelman
a novel based on the fictional diaries of Otto Dix, german expressionist painter featured in the notorious Degenerate art show assembled by the nazis in 1937
Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence and the image of the violated female corpse in our collective consciousness, Harvard culturist Maria Tatar examines images of sexual murder and studies how art and murder have intersected in sexual culture from Weimar Germany to the present. 44 photos.
Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933
Author: Stephanie Barron,Sabine Eckmann
Category: Art, German
This beautifully illustrated book brings together a dazzling variety of works and provides fresh insight into artistic expressions of life in the Weimar Republic. Organized around five thematic sections, it mixes photography, works on paper, and painting to bring them into a visual dialogue. Also included are essays that examine the politics of New Objectivity and its legacy; its relation to international art movements of the time; the context of gender roles and sexuality; and the influence of new technology and consumer goods.
Author: Skip Dine Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields
Author: George Grosz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union--omitted from the original English-language edition--as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.
An Unfolding Portrait : Prints, Books, and the Creative Process
Author: Deborah Wye
The first publication to fully survey Louise Bourgeois's printmaking, a major component of her artistic practice. Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois whose printed oeuvre, while lesser known than other aspects of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,400 printed compositions. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes and motifs of her art - all of which emerged from troubling emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. This investigation reveals the creative process underlying her artistic practice through evolving states for print compositions, as well as through the juxtaposition of works in different mediums and from different periods of her long career. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, the book features over 250 prints organized thematically and placed within the context of the artist's sculpture, drawings and paintings. The book also sheds light on the collaborative relationships between Bourgeois and her printmaking associates who often came to her home studio to work with her there - sometimes on a daily basis - pulling trial proofs from printing presses she kept in her basement. Interviews with Bourgeois's primary assistant, with whom she worked for decades, as well as with a printer and a publisher, each of whom helped foster her creative engagement with the medium, provide insight into her working process.
Author: Vivian Endicott Barnett
Focusing on one of the lesser known Expressionist artists of the Blue Rider movement, this richly illustrated book presents the colorful paintings of Alexei Jawlensky. Alexei Jawlensky (1864-1941) was Russian, but lived in Germany much of his life and obtained German citizenship in 1934. He was a friend of Vasily Kandinsky, who he met in Munich when studying painting with Anton Azb�, and had close ties to the German Expressionist artists. This book illustrates how the artist was influenced, apart from the German Expressionists, by the art of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul C�zanne, Henri Matisse and the Fauves, and by Ferdinand Hodler. The book presents the chronological and thematic development of Jawlensky's art from early figure painting to landscapes and from still lives to the late iconic portraits and fascinating meditations.
Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present
Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
What we know of war is always mediated knowledge and feeling. We need lenses to filter out some of its blinding, terrifying light. These lenses are not fixed; they change over time, and Jay Winter's panoramic history of war and memory offers an unprecedented study of transformations in our imaginings of war, from 1914 to the present. He reveals the ways in which different creative arts have framed our meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right. He shows how these highly mediated images of war, in turn, circulate through language to constitute our 'cultural memory' of war. This is a major contribution to our understanding of the diverse ways in which men and women have wrestled with the intractable task of conveying what twentieth-century wars meant to them and mean to us.
Malerei, Graphik und Photographie in Deutschland 1919-1933
Author: Sergiusz Michalski
"This book examines one of the most important trends in German art of the 20th century. Between the years 1922 and 1930, Neue Sachlichkeit-the New Objectivity'-exerted a decisive influence on the development of art, turning away from the main currents of avant-garde for the first time, to explore new avenues. It thus articulated the cultural ideals of Weimar Germany more precisely than Expressionism or the Bauhaus. In focusing on the society of the 1920s and the objective representation of the world around them, the artists of the New Objectivity offered a visual barometer of the lifestyle of their day, a factor that contributed to the popularity of the movement."--pub. desc.
The Book of Revelation in the Arts Over Two Millennia
Author: Natasha F.H. O'Hear,Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Notions such as Armageddon, the Four Horsemen, the Whore of Babylon, the Millennium, the New Jerusalem, the Antichrist, the Seventh Seal, the Lamb of God and the Apocalypse itself have captured the popular imagination for two thousand years. Yet few people understand their basic meaning, let alone their original context in the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.This book fills the gap in a striking and original way by means ofnine concise chapter-by-chapter explanations of the key terms together with copious visual examples, which show how these themes have been understood and treated by artists through the ages. A finalchapter demonstrates the continuing resonance of all the themes in contemporary religious, political and popular thinking.Throughout we recognise that the Book of Revelation is based on a vision, experienced by a visionary. Through our 120 illustrations we show how artists through the ages have presented the elements of the text as things seen and to be seen. In doing this, we also show how many of the artists we consider have themselves have contributed to theunderstanding of the text and to the development of its meaning.
The Big No : Drawings from Two Portfolios, Ecce Homo and Hintergrund
Author: George Grosz,Lutz Becker
Publisher: Hayward Pub
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition, George Grosz: The Big No, a Hayward Touring exhibitions, opening in March 2012 and touring to venues across the UK"--Colophon.
Author: Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The early work of the pioneering feminist cartoonist plus her acclaimed new story “Dream House" Aline Kominsky-Crumb immediately made her mark in the Bay Area’s underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb didn’t worry about self-flattery. In fact, her darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories. Her exaggerated comix alter ego, Bunch, is self-destructive and grotesque but crackles with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell. Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. Most important, she does so without apology. One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our time, Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps from a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, and a 1980s housewife and mother, to a new thirty-page story, “Dream House,” that looks back on her childhood forty years later. Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb’s only solo-authored book in print. Originally published as a book in 1990, this new expanded edition follows her to the present, including an afterword penned by the noted comics scholar Hillary Chute.