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DER KAMPF DER GESCHLECHTER: DER NEUE MYTHOS IN DER KUNST, 1850-1930 (The Battle of the Sexes: The New Mythos in Art, 1850-1930). Barbara Eschenburg et al. Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1995. Published in association with DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne. 336 pp. with 220 ills. (92 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 95-199788 ISBN 3770135210 In German.
Investigating the emergence of modern conceptions of sexuality and gender roles as reflected in the works of European artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this catalogue presents excellent reproductions of 144 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures by Klinger, Moreau, Munch, Rodin, Klimt, Redon, Bocklin, Slevogt, Kollwitz, Schiele and some 40 other prominent figures, the selection featuring many Symbolist depictions of woman as femme fatale, muse or sphinx as well as images exploring sexual, psychological and emotional conflicts between the sexes. Supplementing individual analyses of the featured works, six essays include a scholarly examination of the impact of Schopenhauer, Baudelaire, Darwin and other philosophers and writers on the treatment of gender-related themes by artists of the period, an overview of the portrayal of women in 19th-century German opera, and a "case study" of the personal and artistic relationship between Berlin Dadaists Hannah Hoch and Raoul Hausmann.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 025000
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