Max Uhlig (Bilingual edition)

Die Fenster der Johanniskirche / The Windows of the St. Johannis Church

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The Dresden artist Max Uhlig (b. 1937) created one of the greatest window cycles of contemporary art for the Gothic Church of Saint John in Magdeburg. Vines and coloured foliage together with lines in expressive rhythms which are a revelation in their incisiveness, fill a window area of some 350 square metres with colours and immerse the interior of the church in light.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2021.

ISBN: 9783777436579 Category:

Annegret Laabs, Uwe Gellner, M Fl├╝gge

Description

The Dresden artist Max Uhlig (b. 1937) created one of the greatest window cycles of contemporary art for the Gothic Church of Saint John in Magdeburg. Vines and coloured foliage together with lines in expressive rhythms which are a revelation in their incisiveness, fill a window area of some 350 square metres with colours and immerse the interior of the church in light.

The abstract cycle of six windows in colour and seven in black and white, each 13 metres high, tells of the rebirth of the former parish church in the heart of Magdeburg, destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt after 1992. The dark earth tones and the luminous yellows and blues interspersed with fiery reds contrast with the vines climbing upwards in the choir windows, which are depicted entirely in black. Max Uhlig is one of the last representatives of plein-air painting in modern art and shows in this magnificent volume about his latest masterpiece that he is at the very height of our times.

Languages: English and German

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 April 2021
Number of pages 142
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g
Annegret Laabs has been the director of the Kunstmuseum Magdeburg since 2001 and is the curator of numerous exhibitions of contemporary art.