Die Augen der Bilder

Porträts von Fragonard bis Dumas


From Fragonard to Dumas: portraits by the Great Masters

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Isabel Zürcher


The need for the portrayal of the individual identity is not a modern invention: the idealization of the sitter was already a matter of course in eighteenth and nineteenth century portrait painting. In the exhibition, contemporary portraits are juxtaposed with this convention from an earlier era. What is revealed is a timelessness of the genre, as well as pictoral evidence of social rejection in contemporary portrait painting: loneliness, shattered states, physical and emotional abuse. The exhibition at the Museum Langmatt compares the different epochs and searches for the conventions of contemporary self-portrayal. Portraits by such artists such as Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir enter into dialogue with internationally renowned contemporary artists like Michaël Borremans, Marlene Dumas, and Luc Tuymans.Exhibition: 17.9.-10.12.2017, Museum Langmatt, Baden

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Weight 774 g
Dimensions 21 x 27.1 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 21 November 2017
Number of pages 140
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Isabel Zürcher and Markus Stegmann
Dimensions 21 x 27.1 cm
Weight 774 g


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