THE ROMANTIC SPIRIT IN GERMAN ART, 1790-1990. Ed. by Keith Hartley et al. Royal Scottish Academy and Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 1994. Organized by National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, in association with South Bank Centre, London. Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd, London. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 504 pp. (two foldout) with 335 ills. (185 col.). 31 x 25 cm. LC 94-60293 ISBN 0500236933 In English.
An ambitious study of the persistence over the past two centuries of a broadly defined Romantic impulse in German art, this massive catalogue provides excellent full-page reproductions of some 180 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures assembled from scores of international collections, including landscapes, portraits, religious and mythological images, allegories and abstractions by Friedrich, Overbeck, Bocklin, Nolde, Kandinsky, Marc, Klee, Dix, Beuys, Baselitz, Polke and a host of other important artists. Supplemented by concise commentaries on most of the exhibited works and biographical profiles of the featured artists, more than 45 essays include general discussions of the thematic and stylistic character of German Romantic art and its influence on the development of Modernism in the country, focused appraisals of individual artists from Runge to Kiefer, and examinations of such topics as the impact of the Sturm und Drang literary movement on early Romantic painters, the critical reception of German Romanticism in Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the debasement of Romantic themes in the art of the Third Reich.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Several Periods — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024700
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