Coverbild Alfred Kubin
Alfred Kubin
The Aesthetics of Evil
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Edited by: Elisabeth Dutz
Artist: Alfred Kubin
Texts by: Elisabeth Dutz, Brigitte Holzinger, Natalie Lettner
Graphic Design: Maria Anna Friedl, Wien
August 2024 , 232 Pages , 180 Ills.
245mm x 245mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5773-7
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Drawing obsessions
The ALBERTINA modern exhibition presents Alfred Kubin’s view of the world of evil, the predominant theme of his life and work. The aesthetics of evil prove to be the antithesis of a tranquil idyll for him, one of the most outstanding drawing artists of the twentieth century. Trapped in his fantasies, he finds himself confronted with uncanny dream apparitions and a pronounced fear of the feminine, the night, and fate. This catalogue explores Kubin’s graphic cosmos of the ominous, his nightmares and obsessions and the iconography of evil.ALFRED KUBIN (1877–1959) was an important Austrian draughtsman and graphic artist. In 1898, after a traumatic childhood in Zell am See and a series of mental crises, he began his artistic training in Munich. Kubin worked through his nightmares and obsessions in a large number of fantastic drawings.
ALBERTINA modern, Vienna
August 14–December 1, 2024
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