Neue Deutsche Malerei

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Christoph Tannert
Prestel, 2006 - Art - 255 pages
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One of the most important artistic movements in recent years is chronicled and showcased in this dynamic work.Born in Germany in the years following the collapse of the Communist regime, the New Leipzig School started when a group of classmates at the Leipzig Academy rediscovered figurative art. Their paintings reflected the melancholy that pervaded East Germany as it struggled with capitalism, high unemployment and depopulation. Fifteen year later, paintings by the Leipzig school and its related movement, Dresden Pop, are conquering the international art market. The authors take on this important trend one painter at a time. They examine each artist?s oeuvre on its own merit and consider various factors behind the movements--the onset of the digital age, social disillusionment and individual protest. Breathtaking reproductions allow readers to form their own ideas about what constitutes and drives new German painting, and understand its significance around the world.

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This monograph edited by curator and art critic Tannert focuses on German artists, mostly those born in East Germany, who came into artistic maturity after the reunification of Germany. These artists ... Read full review


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Christoph Tannert was born in 1955. He studied archaeology and art history in Berlin. Since 1991, he has worked at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, a well-known international cultural centre in Berlin. He started there as a project manager; now he serves as the artistic director.

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