Van Gogh and expressionism

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Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007 - Art - 180 pages
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From the time of Vincent van Gogh's death in 1890 until the outbreak of World War I, Van Gogh's work came to be seen as the epitome of internationally groundbreaking art--particularly in Germany, where artists like Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and others of Die Brucke(The Bridge) group were fascinated by his technique, his powerful brushwork, his strongly contrasting colors and glowing palette. Vassily Kandinsky and the artists of Der Blaue Reiter(The Blue Rider) movement esteemed van Gogh for rejecting visible reality and penetrating the essence of nature. Austrian artists Egon Schiele and Oscar Kokoschka, on the other hand, were impressed by his soulful expression and insightful psychological portraits. The scholar and curator, Jill Lloyd, who is profoundly knowledgeable in the field of Expressionism, here places an exquisite selection of works by Expressionist artists in the context of van Gogh's most important paintings, documenting the lasting influence of this nineteenth-century Dutch painter on Expressionist art in Germany and Austria.

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Contents

the Dispute over Modernism in Germany
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Plates
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Van Goghs Early ldeas about the Expressive Power of Painting STEFAN KOLDEHOFF
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Copyright

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Jill Lloyd is an independent art historian and writer, specialising in 20th-century art.

Michael Peppiatt is the literary editor of Le Monde and arts correspondent for The New York Times and The Financial Times. In 1985, he became editor and publisher of Art International magazine. He divides his time between Paris and London.

OLAF PETERS is Professor of Modern Art at the Martin Luther University in

Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Chris Stolwijk. Sjraar van Heugten, and Leo Jansen are Head of Research, Head of Collections, and Researcher, respectively, at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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