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When someone says, 'red' (referring to a description or a colour), and when fifty people are listening, you can expect that fifty people will think of red. You can be sure that all of these reds are different. With the first two sentences that begin a masterpiece of art education, Interaction of Color, it becomes clear how complicated the impact of colour and its visual perception can be. First published in 1963 by Yale University Press in a limited serigraph edition with 150 colour plates, this text became a mass-market paperback with just a few colour plates in 1971. Since then, more than a quarter-million copies of it in various editions have been sold. This influential handbook and teaching tool for artists, instructors, and students is now being republished as a new translation in a much-expanded edition. With a new introduction by Heinz Liesbrock, it contains around sixty illustrations of the colour principles Albers used to demonstrate important axioms and rules of colour and its effects. As did previous editions, this handbook offers indispensable knowledge for everyone who deals with visual communication.
In Drifting Studio Practice, artists Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan discuss their participatory documentaries Episode of the Sea (2014) and Stones Have Laws (2018), which they made in collaboration with the Dutch fishing community of Urk and with the Saamaka and Okanisi maroons of Suriname, a former Dutch colony in the Amazon. The artists outline how they experimented with collective script writing and performative storytelling, including both human and other-than-human actors. Starting from their earlier artwork Monument of Sugar (2007), the account develops into a practice-driven exploration of co-authorship and (non)human rights as strategies to cope with the plantationocene. Languages: Dutch and English
Here, seeing double is normal. And that is not only because we are dealing with two photographers and their art projects. Sanne de Wilde and Benedicte Kurzen travelled to Yoruba country in Nigeria, where the rate of twin births is ten times higher than elsewhere-a fact that is either celebrated with mythical fervour or condemned. While tracing this history, the photographers created richly intriguing, intensely colourful portraits of twins. They used their game of doubling to stage an imaginative photographic story, making use of double apertures, double exposures, reflections, and colour filters. With these inventive pictorial processes, the two artists produce magical double portraits. Page after page, this catalogue captures the vibrant, expressive force of this prize-winning series.
The painter Hans Purrmann (1880-1966) ranks among the most important colourists of twentieth- entury art. Drawing on Henri Matisse and the expressionists, he developed a distinct and acclaimed artistic practice over the course of a life lived in places from Munich to Paris to Berlin to Florence to Switzerland. Part of the secret of Hans Purrmann's art is that in his work he translated the visible in a very specific and vibrant manner. With irrepressible curiosity, attentiveness and an unerring eye for beauty and the primal and essential, he produced works whose classification as representational painting falls short. In fact, his place in art history is one which continues to offer points of departure for modernism [ einen fur die Moderne bis heute anschlussfahigen Rang : in der Kunst ist die Moderne eine abgeschlossene Epoche]: in 1955 Purrmann was included in documenta I in Kassel, and in 1962 he was the subject of a major retrospective at the Haus der Kunst in Munich which was hailed by the press as a sensation. Based on new sources, Christoph Wagner presents the life and work of Hans Purrmann and places the painter as a prominent protagonist within the coordinates of twentieth-century art history.
This volume collects the fifteen oil paintings in Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger series, which are scattered in museums around the world. Picasso's study of the old masters forms an impressive focus of his late work. At the beginning of this new interest stood the works series Les Femmes d'Alger, which was on view in Paris, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg in 1955 and which today is scattered across several continents. The volume presents the series within the context of its reference works by Delacroix and Matisse. Pablo Picasso was 73 years of age during that winter when he created the unique ensemble of fifteen oil paintings, over 100 drawings and lithographs during his study of Eugene Delacroix' The Women of Algiers in their Apartment (1834, 1849) and works by Henri Matisse like Odalisque with Red Trousers (1924/25) within the space of just three months. In addition to the cycle, this lavishly illustrated volume will also present the reference works and their reception. Two Algerian writers introduce a modern aspect with their contributions to the catalogue.
The first in-depth survey of the life and work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary artists Jim Hodges is an artist who addresses issues such as memory, love, and existential struggles through a multifaceted practice that includes photography, screen printing, and sculpture. His use of found materials like rocks and denim, coupled with the adoption of transitory shapes like spiderwebs, speaks of a personal experience that resonates on a collective level filtered through elements available in nature. Mysterious, beautiful, poetic, and conceptually deep, Hodges's work has the rare quality of being simultaneously thought-provoking and visually beautiful. His themes of fragility and diversity are particularly resonant with the current cultural climate. Hodge's work is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, among others.
Don Gummer's career as a sculptor began in New York City in the late 1970s with his wall reliefs of painted wood, carefully layered geometric works exhibiting a strong architectural influence. Moving beyond wood to stone, bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, and glass as his primary materials, his artworks have evolved into subtly inventive, often monumental, freestanding sculptures that demonstrate his unfailing attention to craftsmanship and detail. This new monograph is the first survey on the artist and his highly acclaimed body of work. Gummer has described his interest in sculpture as the recontextualization of natural phenomena, of unaltered things brought into aesthetic balance by choosing and placing. Using balance, proportion, and his unique sense of harmony, the artist makes durable materials seem almost buoyant. Negative space is an intrinsic element in his work, imparting a sense that his exquisite, seemingly permanent forms are ultimately as fleeting as any of nature's creations would be. The artist's works can be found in many public collections including the Butler Institute of American Art; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Chase Manhattan. He has received awards from prestigious organisations such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he was Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.
Leng Bingchuan: Master of Chinese Black and White Painting is the most comprehensive collection of ink paintings he has created so far, containing his 256 works from 1980 to 2000. Through these works, we can see the author's sel--conscious pursuit of the theme, his straightforward, pure, strong and distinct characteristics, reflecting the spirit and charm of oriental art. With its unique cover design, Leng Bingchuan: Master of Chinese printmaking and Engraving also implies the design concept of minimalism.
The bamboo: tall, strong and flexible. This fast-growing shoot has been used as a construction material, a foodstuff and fuel for millennia, from India to Japan. Tanabe Chiku'unsai IV's art elevates bamboo to new heights. By weaving together small pieces of fibrous stalk, he creates vast, detailed sculptures without the use of rivets or adhesives. Under Chiku'unsai IV's skilled craftsmanship, bamboo is more than a functional tool: it is modern art, a unifying symbol of Japanese culture. His sculptures revere traditional workmanship, while conveying important contemporary messages - the codependence of nature and man, and the importance of protecting our environment. Part autobiography, part introduction to the craft, this monograph follows Chiku'unsai IV's growth from a child marvelling at his grandfather's mastery of bamboo, to a maestro in his own right. Bamboo weaves his past to his present, providing a sturdy foundation on which his art continues to build. Love bamboos, live with bamboos, says Chiku'unsai IV. As this book demonstrates, he has done precisely that.