ELAN VITAL, ODER DAS AUGE DES EROS: KANDINSKY, KLEE, ARP, MIRO, CALDER (Elan vital, or the Eye of Eros: Kandinsky, Klee, Arp, Miro, Calder). Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1994. 568 pp. with 638 ills. (477 col.). 27 x 23 cm. LC 95-155164 In German.
Investigating the individualistic but interrelated visions of nature, spirituality and human experience expressed in the oeuvres of five major 20th-century artists, this massive catalogue presents fine reproductions of more than 500 paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages and other works produced by Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Jean Arp, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder from the late 1910s to the early 1940s, many of the compositions incorporating biomorphic imagery and abstracted figurative elements. Seven scholarly essays discussing the philosophical, scientific, ethnological, aesthetic and personal concerns informing the featured works are augmented by numerous texts by Georges Bataille, Michel Leiris and Carl Einstein reprinted from Documents, a journal of avant-garde criticism published in Paris from 1929 to 1931.
Artist(s):Arp, Jean; Calder, Alexander; Kandinsky, Wassily; Klee, Paul; Miro, Joan
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024696
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