EL GRECO

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 416 pgs / 290 color.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2012
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CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 72   

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40 masterworks by El Greco reproduced alongside paintings by the twentieth-century artists whose work he inspired.

  

HATJE CANTZ

El Greco and Modernism

Published by Hatje Cantz
Edited by Beat Wismer, Michael Scholz-Hänsel. Text by Beat Wismer.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>El Greco and Modernism</I>.The oeuvre of El Greco (1541–1614) was first introduced to a broad German audience in 1910, through Julius Meier-Graefe’s The Spanish Journey. Numerous artists subsequently caught “Greco fever” when they first saw larger groups of his works in the exhibitions that followed in Munich in 1911 and Düsseldorf in 1912. In his disregard for the Renaissance rulebook of painting, his love of dramatic mood and emphasis on emotive color and form, El Greco provided acrucial precedent for painters such as Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Oppenheimer, Ludwig Meidner and especially members of the Blaue Reiter (August Macke, Franz Marc, Albert Bloch and others). El Greco and Modernism presents more than 40 paintings by El Greco, gathered from the most famous museums around the world, and sets them alongside the work of the modernists he influenced. Describing his critical role in such currents as Symbolism, Cubism, Expressionism and abstract art, this catalogue offers a richly illustrated account of how an artist who, in his time, had no imitators and virtually no pupils, would become a flexible lens for artistic self-discovery and one of the fathers of modernism in the early years of the twentieth century.

Featured image is reproduced from El Greco and Modernism.

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STAFF REVIEW

My love for the sixteenth-century Spanish painter El Greco runs deep. Masterpieces like the "The Burial of Count Orgaz" and "View from Toledo," with their elongated figures and moody, hallucinatory colors, have enchanted me ever since high school. And when I was lucky enough to see his blockbuster exhibition at the Met in 2003, I nearly expired in art ecstasy. It's hard to believe that in his lifetime El Greco's work was met with severe disdain, but thankfully time heals all wounds, and today he is lauded as "The Father of Modernism" (and rightfully so). This catalogue for an exhibition in Dusseldorf features 40 show-stopping works by El Greco alongside paintings by the twentieth-century artists whose work he inspired. Included are paintings from many major U.S. museums such as the National Gallery in D.C. and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. -- Erin Dunigan
Artbook | D.A.P. Staff

 

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El Greco and Modernism

EL GRECO AND MODERNISM

Edited by Beat Wismer, Michael Scholz-Hänsel. Text by Beat Wismer.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775733274 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2012
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El Greco

EL GRECO

Text by Santiago Alcolea.

POLIGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434309661 | US $34.00

Pub Date: 7/1/2007
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