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Softcover, flaps, 185 x 230 mm
Basic Art Series
This book brings together a colorful mixture of various works focusing on themes of the fantastic and surreal, starting with Bocklins "Toteninsel" and including Dorothea Tanning, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer’s dolls, the Australian painter Sidney Nolan, Gigers monsters, Cattelans pope, and the Chapman brothers’ hybrids, as well as surreal painting from Magritte and Delvaux, the mystical and sensual work of Gustav Klimt, and Frida Kahlo’s dreamlike self-portraits.
Artists featured: Balthus, Hans Bellmer, Arnold Bocklin, Fernando Botero, Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Peter Doig, Alfred Kubin, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Ernst Fuchs, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miro, Sidney Nolan, Odilon Redon, Dorothea Tanning, Franz von Stuck, Andrew Wyeth.
Each book in TASCHENs Basic Art movement and genre series includes a detailed introduction with approximately 30 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, sporting, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains 35 of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, portrait of the artist, and biographical information.
The author: Walter Schurian studied psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Based in Vienna, he has been professor of psychology at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat in Munster since 1973 and is the author and editor of numerous publications focusing mainly on Austrian contemporary art.
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