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Title Masters of colour : Derain to Kandinsky : masterpieces from the Merzbacher Collection / Royal Academy of Arts ; [essays by Stephanie Rachum and John Gage].

Imprint London : Royal Academy of Arts, c2002.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.06 MAS    Available
Description 171 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Note "Originally published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Masters of Colour: Derain to Kandinsky, 80 Masterpieces from the Merzbacher Collection, ' Royal Academy of Arts, London, 26 July-17 November 2002"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The joy of colour: The Merzbachers and their collection / Stephanie Rachum -- Colour theory and colour practice in early twentieth-century art / John Gage -- Impressionists -- Fauves -- Ecole de Paris and Russian Constructivism -- Kandinsky -- Nolde -- Klee -- Jawlensky -- Die Brucke -- Ernst -- Campendonk -- Beckmann -- Kokoschka.
Summary "This volume reveals one of the world's finest private collections of early twentieth-century art. Long known to experts and scholars, the Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher Collection contains many masterpieces linked by a vivid use of colour. Outstanding works by Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Braque, Nolde, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Klee, Leger, Beckmann and Calder, among many others, and displayed here in all their vibrancy." "The eminent colour theorist John Gage examines the works in the collection in the context of colour theory and colour practice in early twentieth-century art, while Stephanie Rachum discusses the genesis and development of the Merzbacher Collection. A series of scholarly catalogue entries by numerous authorities completes this beautiful publication."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Merzbacher, Werner, 1928- -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Merzbacher, Gabrielle -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, European -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Color in art -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Rachum, Stephanie.
Gage, John.
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Added Title Masters of color
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