The German Image 1960-88
The last three decades have witnessed the development of figurative painting in Germany as one of the most important movements of this century.
One hundred and eighty paintings by 41 artists are presented to demonstrate the range, quality and vitality of the figurative impulse in German art. Beginning with Konrad Klapheck and Horst Antes, they encompass Markus Lüpertz's and Georg Baselitz's provocative themes subjected to Strong formal controls; Anselm Kiefer's historical and mythological subjects; K.H. Hôdicke's and Rainer Fetting's gestural use of color; and Jôrg Immendorff's and Werner Büttner's employment of figurative painting for ironic political commentary; as well as Gerhard Richter's dialectic between figurative and abstract painting and Sigmar Polke's incorporation of both figurative and abstract styles in painrings as diverse in the materials they employ as in the subject matter they explore.
The accompanying essays discuss important individual works, shed light on the ideas of the painters themselves and explain the complex historical relationship between contemporary German painting and the modernist and post- modernist traditions. An appendix includes biographies of all 41 artists.
This book accompanies An exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggcnheim Museum, New York, the Williams College Museum of Art. Williamstown, Massachusetts, Toledo Museum Art, Toledo, Ohio, the Kunstmuseum and the Federal Republic of Germany.
With additional essays by Heinrich Klotz, Hans Albert Peters and Jürgen Schilling
with 180 color illustrations
Refigured Painting, Edited by Thomas Krens, Michael Govan and Joseph Thompson, good copy (slight traces of use on the dust jacket)
Prestel, hardcover with dust jacket, 292 pages
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