Ruth Baumgarte : Turn of the Fire, Hardback Book


After working as an illustrator Ruth Baumgarte found ultimate fulfillment as a painter when she started visiting Africa in the 1950s.

She traveled to the African continent forty times over the course of her life.

Her large-format oil paintings, often created from memory in her studio, are both a joyful expression of her love for the land and people, but also a way of preserving cultures.

This book features both renowned and lesser-known works, including portraits, landscapes, and graphic works and all have her individual, rapid stroke style.

Saturated with bright primary colors, these paintings leap off the page, and give off a nearly palpable heat.

With rich illustrations, this book shows Ruth Baumgarte's impression of Africa as a captivating and beautiful place.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 115
  • Publisher: Prestel
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  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9783791357034



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