Tomorrow is the big reveal – Erin’s Challenge of Travel. Yesterday I shared information on famous German figures in science, literature, music. Today – the arts. When I was in art school, getting a minor in Art History was a done deal. Literally! I had the credits almost completed after taking Art History electives. Art geek. That’s me!
There are so many German artists whose work I respect, especially when taken in context of history. How they were influenced by their patrons, reaction to events of the time… Art is propoganda, art as expression, art as cultural vehicle…My short list included Holbein, Caspar David Friedrich, Hans Hoffman, Kathe Kollwitz, Eva Hesse, Anselm Keifer… But I narrowed down to artists whose work I respect AND find visually compelling, evocative, inspirational…
(In no particular order)
Albrecht Durer – printmaker and painter. 1471-1528.
Melencolia I 1514. Young Hare 1503.
Franz von Stuck – Symbolist and Expressionist painter. 1863 – 1928
Spring 1909 Sin 1893.
Emil Nolde – German Expressionist painter. 1867 – 1956
The Sea Moonlit Night 1914.
Kurt Schwitters – Dada and Surrealist painter and collage artist. 1887 – 1948.
Merz231 Miss Blanche 1923 Merzbild – for Alf Gaudenzi
Karl Blossfeldt – photographer. 1865-1932.
Sulamith Wulfing – painter and illustrator. 1901 – 1989.
Hope you enjoyed that ecclectic sampler. Stay tuned tomorrow to see my piece. And I will tell you – all that I have posted in the last 2 posts – not what influenced my piece at all. Hmm. What a tease…