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Author Busch, Werner, author.

Title Adolph Menzel : the quest for reality / Werner Busch ; translated by Carola Kleinstück-Schulman.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : The Getty Research Institute, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.3 Menzel,A BUS    Available
Description 283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents When anecdotes become truth"-instead of an introduction -- Extreme approaches to the appropriation of reality: Menzel's beginnings as a graphic artist -- Des Künstlers Erdenwallen (the artist's earthly pilgrimage) -- Arabesque commercial prints -- Journeyman bricklayer's certificate -- The art of the celebratory address -- The possibilities of the black-and-white medium: Menzel's illustrations for Franz Kugler's Geschichte Friedrichs des grossen -- Menzel's image of Frederick II: a typological affinity -- Frederick's battles and the horror of war -- Nocturnal apparitions -- The conquest of chromatic painting: Menzel's oil sketches -- The oil sketch as a genre -- The handling of unattractive sights and views -- The private nature of the oil sketches -- Menzel and Constable -- Menzel and the Barbizon School -- From oil sketch to history painting -- Menzel as a history painter: the Frederick paintings -- Genre or history painting? -- Motivic borrowings from popular art -- Menzel's Hochkirch picture: the extreme case of a new kind of history painting -- Commissions for additional Frederick paintings -- The failure of the Leuthen painting and the unloved commission for the Coronation picture -- The farewell to history painting: Königgrätz and Paris -- Fantasies from the armory -- Menzel's experience of war -- In Paris: Théâtre du gymnase -- The remodeling of the metropolis and the typology of its inhabitants -- Pictures of Sundays and the everyday -- Menzel's reaction to Parisian plein air painting -- After Paris: the later crowd scenes -- Painted reflections on art theory -- The iron rolling mill: apotheosis of labor or social critique? -- Menzel and court society -- Piazza d'Erbe: importunate chaos and enforced order -- Drawing as physical experience of the self.
Language Translated from the German.
Subject Menzel, Adolph, 1815-1905 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Realism in art.
Art, German -- 19th century.
Added Author Kleinstück-Schulman, Carola, translator.
Getty Research Institute, issuing body.
Added Title Adolph Menzel. English
Quest for reality
Translation Of: Translation of: Busch, Werner. Adolph Menzel. München : C.H. Beck, [2015] 9783406680908
ISBN 9781606065174 (hardcover)
1606065173 (hardcover)
Standard No. 13271164

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