Coverbild Kurt Schwitters Catalogue raisonné
Kurt Schwitters Catalogue raisonné
Band 1 1905-1922
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Edited by: Sparkasse Hannover, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung, NORD/LB Norddeutschen Landesbank
Adaption: Dr. Karin Orchard, Dr. Isabel Schulz
German, English
October 2000 , 636 Pages
305mm x 262mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-0926-2
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This landmark three-volume catalogue raisonné is particularly notable for bringing to light many of Schwitters' previously unpublished pictorial work.
Although Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential artists of international Modernism, so far only certain parts of his immensely varied pictorial work have been thoroughly investigated. Now his oeuvre has been documented and properly acknowledged for the first time in a three-volume catalogue raisonné. More than 3,600 works from the period between 1905 and 1948, among them numerous previously unpublished pictures and paintings, are presented to the public after world-wide research and a complete sighting of his artistic estate. Schwitters´ works are ordered chronologically and, within years, according to genre. All works are shown in black and white; lost and destroyed works are also documented. In addition, each volume features 150 color reproductions of representative works. The first volume includes a detailed illustrated biography of the artist, and early and little known works from the period prior to World War I as well as the Merz pieces up until 1922. The artist: Kurt Schwitters (Hanover 1887-1948 Kendal, Lake District). Studied at the Hanover school for applied arts and the Königlich Sächsische Akademie der Künste in Dresden. In 1911, first participation in an exhibition. In 1919, first Merz picture and publication of the poem 'An Anna Blume'. After 1923, work on his Merzbau, publication of the Merz magazine. In 1937, defamation of his works, emigration to Norway. In 1940, flight to England. In 1943, destruction in an air raid of the original Merzbau and his home in Hanover.
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