This retrospective of the German avant-garde painter Anita R e includes works from her entire oeuvre.
Featuring examples from all the different media Anita R e (1885-1933) worked in, including paintings, watercolors, drawings and handcrafted works, this book sheds new light on a multifaceted oeuvre that ranges from impressionistic outdoor painting, to cubistic Mediterranean landscapes, to portraits inspired by New Objectivity.
As an independent woman of the art world R e existed between tradition and modernity, a German artist with international aspirations, and a Jew raised as a Protestant.
As a result, R e's work references her in-between existence in a changing modern society during the Weimar Republic, while tackling the ever present question of identity.
Her selfportraits reveal the self as a foreign being, she depicts people of different origin, intimate female nudes, and exaggerated society gentlemen, while her southern landscapes appear to be a place of yearning, her figural images as secular portrayals with religious content, and solitary animals are found in barren dunes.
This volume, showcasing R e's full range of work, delves into the issue of the marginalization of artists, and is sure to delight fans of Modern art.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: Prestel
- Publication Date: 17/11/2017
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9783791357119