Item description for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends: Expressionism from the Swiss Mountains by Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali, Han Steenbruggen, Matthias Frehner, Charles C. Love, Chryse Hutchins, Stephanie Harvey & B. Teissier...
Ernst Kirchner, seminal expressionist painter and founding member of the influential artists' collective Die Brcke, came to the Swiss mountains during World War I to recuperate from a nervous breakdown.Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and his Friends is the first book to explore how Kirchner became a role model, teacher, and mentor for younger artists during his time in Davos.
The momentous artistic exchange between Kirchner and his young admirers---whose ranks included the German Philipp Bauknecht, the Dutch Jan Wiegers, and the members of the Swiss Gruppe Rot-Blau---established a dialogue that had a formative influence on the direction of European art in the twentieth century. This matchless volume provides a record of the extraordinary bond that developed between a legendary---yet ailing---artist and the up-and-coming Gruppe Rot-Blaue in Switzerland.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2007
Publisher Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess
ISBN 3858817066 ISBN13 9783858817068
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More About Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali, Han Steenbruggen, Matthias Frehner, Charles C. Love, Chryse Hutchins, Stephanie Harvey & B. Teissier
Beat Stutzer is director of the Bundner Kunstmuseum Chur (Museum of Art of the Grisons) in Chur, Switzerland, and a curator at the Segantini Museum in St. Mortiz, Switzerland. Samuel Vitali is a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland. Han Steenbruggen is a curator of twentieth-century art at the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. Matthias Frehner is director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland.