Jürgen Stöhr, Das Sehbare und das Unsehbare. Abenteuer der Bildanschauung. Théodore Géricault, Frank Stella, Anselm Kiefer
If works of art are looked at really intensively, then visual perception will become an incomparable adventure. Then one immerses in their phenomenal world and in the intrinsic reality of painting. Only then also the genuine potential of the pictures will be seen. In three detailed chapters, a receptive-aesthetic-phenomenological journey through magnificent picture landscapes is undertaken.
Stephanie Armer, Thomas Eser (Hrsg.), Luther, Kolumbus und die Folgen. Welt im Wandel 1500-1600
The personages of Luther and Columbus are most commonly associated with notions of emergence, expansion and religious freedom. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this catalogue deals with the simultaneous change in religious belief and world view during the 16th century. How was a society relying on old authorities able to cope with the pressure for change that dominated their time? This richly illustrated catalogue comprises 185 exhibits and seven academic papers: It sheds light on a fascinating world amidst change, in which an atmosphere of departure met an apocalyptic mood and when the necessity to deal with the new and the unknown had yet to be tested.
Jutta Zander-Seidel, Kleiderwechsel. Frauen-, Männer- und Kinderkleidung des 18. bis 20. Jahrhunderts
This book is the first volume of the series Die Schausammlungen des Germanischen Nationalmuseums and accompanies the permanent exhibition of the museum’s costume collection that hosts one of the world’s oldest textile collections. The exhibition “changing clothes” guides you through 300 years of clothing culture and does not only display the change in clothes and fashion styles, but also sets new standards concerning exhibition concepts.
Klaus Dieter Gaus, Friedrich Albert Schmidt, 1846–1916
Friedrich Albert Schmidt, 1846–1916, belonged to the Weimar school of painters during the end phase of Realism and the transition to Impressionism. After studying art in Munich with Anschütz and Diez, the most formative years for his painting career resulted from his apprenticeship with Eugène Lavieille and his artistic friends in Barbizon, which was followed by more than five years with Arnold Böcklin in Florence. Schmidt reveals an impressive diversity in his artistic work which can be attributed to his various life phases and their associated painting periods, and which is also reflected in his choice of his tools. These range from large format oil paintings of studio work, up to paintings of medium and small sized formats from outdoor work, as well as etchings, watercolors and drawings in ink. (3rd edition 2018)
Thomas Steinruck, Business Artists. Strategische Vermarkter im Kunstbetrieb
Since not many decades a new type of artist has evolved, whose sole existence can be understood as another symptom of a total economisation of all areas of life: the business artist. He is an entrepreneur and manager, art director and designer. In the tradition of Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami are the three most successful business artists of our time are chosen, who represent this type of artist at best within the actual discourse.
G. U. Großmann, Claudia Selheim, Barbara Stambolis (Hrsgg.), Aufbruch der Jugend. Deutsche Jugendbewegung zwischen Selbstbestimmung und Verführung
Accompanying the exhibition of the same title ("Aufbruch der Jugend - Deutsche Jugendbewegung zwischen Selbstbestimmung und Verführung") in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum from 26 September 2013 until 19 January 2014.
In the time around 1900, “youth” was synonymous with awakening and renewal, future and visions. Young middle-class people were challenging their elders. Many of the aims of these young people were met by the demands of the Lebensreform movement. Many young people joined organisations like “Wandervogel”, joint activities strengthening a sense of belonging.
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