Paula Modersohn-Becker

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This comprehensive publication pays particular attention to the progressive nature of Modersohn’s works, in which this early representative of the avant-garde defied all social and artistic conventions.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2022.

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No other artist of Classical Modernism has achieved a similar mythical status to that of Paula Modersohn-Becker. At the same time, the view of her work is often distorted by clich├ęs. This comprehensive publication pays particular attention to the progressive nature of Modersohn’s works, in which this early representative of the avant-garde defied all social and artistic conventions.

How and why did Paula Modersohn-Becker succeed in creating iconic pictures which continue to move and fascinate viewers today? The remarkable radicalism of her attitude and her works, her stylistic modernity and almost photographic lingering on details can be seen in succinct series and pictorial subjects showing her individual treatment of colour and form and her style. The breadth of her opulently presented oeuvre, created within a period of not quite a single decade, extends from self-portraits, early nudes, portraits, pictures of children and representations of mother and child and peasants to still lifes and landscapes which impress through their timeless directness.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 29 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 25 January 2022
Number of pages 220
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by T. Andratschke, P. Demandt, S. Ewald, A. Havemann, I. Herold, I. Pfeiffer, K. Schick, R. Stamm, and W. Werner
Dimensions 24 x 29 cm
Weight 300 g

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Ingrid Pfeiffer is an art historian and curator of the renowned exhibition house Schirn Kunsthalle in Germany. Her publications include Fantastic Women, Esprit Montmartre, Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic, Richard Gerstl, and En Passant.