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NATURE: CREATION DU PEINTRE/NATUR: SCHOPFUNG DES MALERS (Nature: Creation of the Painter). Ed. by Erika Billeter. Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1991. 222 pp. (one foldout) with 84 col. ills. and 30 photos of the artists. 28 x 24 cm. LC 92-172561 Bilingual in French and German (literary excerpts, poems and several brief reprinted commentaries in French, German, Italian or English only).
Examining the significance of nature as a primary subject in painting of the 1970s and 80s, this catalogue features striking full-page reproductions of more than 80 predominantly expressionistic compositions by 31 noted European and American artists, including Baselitz, Chia, Cucchi, Kiefer, Kirkeby, Schnabel and Twombly. Individual analyses of nature-based themes in the work of each painter, presented in an introductory essay, are augmented by reprinted statements by the artists and other brief texts elucidating their approaches. A selection of related prose pieces and poems by modern writers is appended.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Painting
Plans: 02,03,19,20
Worldwide Number: 023113
Paperbound $62.50    

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