BrückeHardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.24 lb, 96 pages20Edition: English Availability: In Stock
Bridging the Gap
The onset of Expressionism
This new, liberated art incorporated portraits, landscapes, and city scenes, but substituted an objective rendering of reality with an expression of interior geography. In paintings, as well as their favored wood and linocut prints, the artists of Die Brücke would fill pictorial space with jagged lines, crude forms, and clashing colors, all to express their subjective experience of the world. Like the Fauves, the artists took stylistic lead from non-Western traditions of Oceanic and African arts, while also reviving the print and painting techniques of Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach the Elder.
This richly illustrated book introduces this essential expressionist movement. We examine Die Brücke’s key works and protagonists; its varied, international inspirations; and its crucial influence on later 20th century art. Along the way, we find candid nudes, crowded street views, and blissful bathing idylls, each of them vivid with energy and intent on a new kind of art.
Ulrike Lorenz is Director of the Kunsthalle Mannheim and former director of Art Forum East German Gallery in Regensburg. She studied art history and archeology at the University of Leipzig and received her doctorate from the Bauhaus-University in Weimar.
BrückeHardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.56 kg, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-3700-1Edition: English