Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes
By

Rating
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.
Product Details

About the Author

KARIN SCHICK is head of the Modern Art Department at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. HUBERTUS GASSNER is Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany.

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 "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" " "Spellbinding which is to say I found myself looking at [Beckmann's paintings] longer than most art." "Our Man in Boston""

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top