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Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes (Hardback)
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Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 29/09/2014
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In his still lifes, Max Beckmann juxtaposed vitality with death, permanence with ephemerality. Featuring nearly eighty paintings along with watercolours and other objects, this volume covers a half-century of the artist's forays into the genre. The works run like a golden thread through every stage of his creative life. Images of skulls, dying flowers, extinguished candles and gleaming mirrors populate these masterful works, which draw on the tradition of the Old Masters as well as the vanitas of the early 17th century. At the same time, Beckmann's still lifes are a celebration of colour and form, materiality, textures and surfaces. The beautifully reproduced works are luminous on the page, allowing readers to appreciate Beckmann's use of iridescent colour and bold lines. Together they provide a unique perspective on Beckmann's development as an artist, as well as a rich exploration into an aspect of the modern master's oeuvre that is lesser known.

Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791354088
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 1293 g
Dimensions: 280 x 230 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Spellbinding which is to say I found myself looking at [Beckmann's paintings] longer than most art."

"Our Man in Boston""


"Reveals what a master of the genre [Beckmann] was. . . . It's a splendid collection, which includes a few of the quiet, conventional canvases Beckmann did before World War II, and closes with the explosive, wildly inventive masterpieces done shortly before his death."

Edward Sorel, "The New York Times Sunday Book Review"
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"Spellbinding--which is to say I found myself looking at [Beckmann's paintings] longer than most art."

--Our Man in Boston
"Reveals what a master of the genre [Beckmann] was. . . . It's a splendid collection, which includes a few of the quiet, conventional canvases Beckmann did before World War II, and closes with the explosive, wildly inventive masterpieces done shortly before his death."

--Edward Sorel, The New York Times Sunday Book Review

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