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DIE METAMORPHOSEN DER BILDER (Metamorphoses of the Image). Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 1992. 320 pp. with 177 ills. (102 col.). 28 x 24 cm. LC 93-158550 ISBN 3891690711 In German.
Exploring the creation of multiple variations on pictorial themes by major 20th-century artists, this scholarly catalogue presents full-page reproductions of some 90 paintings comprising 25 series of works by Munch, Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Leger, Nolde, Jawlensky, de Chirico, Magritte, Mondrian, Buchheister and Vordemberge-Gildewart. Critical texts individually analyzing the featured series complement seven substantial essays that discuss the significant role of the serial image in the history of modernist painting, evaluate earlier series by Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, and examine transformative reworkings of thematic motifs by Picasso, Leger and Jawlensky.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 01,05,15
Worldwide Number: 023917
Paperbound $68.50    

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