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Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

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Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky was written by Timothy O. Benson with contributions from Laird Easton, Claudine Grammont, Frauke Josenhans, Peter Kropmanns, Katherine Kuenzli, Magdalena M. Moeller and Sherwin Simmons. It was published to coincide with the exhibition at LACMA.

"This thoughtful reevaluation of the German expressionist movement is recommended for readers interested in modern European art of the early 20th century." —Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA, Library Journal

This groundbreaking examination of the cultural exchange between early 20th century French and German artists illuminates new ways of understanding the development of Expressionism.

Although the Expressionist movement is widely considered to have arisen out of a German aesthetic, it was actually as much a result of German artists’ exposure to artists living and working in France, such as Van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, and Braque. In fact, in its early days, Expressionism was assigned no specific nationality at all. This fascinating book focuses on the key exhibitions, galleries, and museum directors that helped disseminate styles and techniques of revolutionary French artists throughout Germany. Included here are French masterpieces seen not only by German artists in Paris but also in important galleries, exhibitions, and private collections in Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Weimar, and other cities. More than 100 paintings and works on paper are grouped to encourage an understanding of artistic influence and interchange. The volume also reflects new scholarship on issues of French- German relations and contributes to our understanding of the ways the visual arts are influenced by ideas of national identity and cultural heritage.

296 pages
240 color illustrations
Prestel, 2014
9.1 x 1.2 x 12.6 inches
ISBN 9783791353401
Exhibition Catalogue, Expressionism, French Art

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