Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Ivan Ristic?, Hans-Peter Wipplinger. Text by Barbara Halbmayr, Annegret Hoberg, Gisela Kleine, Angela Lampe.
German painter Gabriele Münter (1877–1962) was more than just “the woman by Kandinsky’s side.” Increased scholarship throughout the past two decades has burnished her reputation as one of the leading protagonists of the German avant-garde. Her use of saturated color and block-like lines, pulling from both Expressionist and Fauvist trends, even produced a marked shift in Kandinsky’s own palette and compositions. This volume accompanies a comprehensive solo exhibition of Münter’s work at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, the first of its kind in Austria. Divided into ten thematic emphases, the companion publication enumerates the stages of her life, which often coincided with adjustments in her style. The 250 full-color images include over 120 works from public and private international collections—including oil paintings, printed graphic works, drawings, photographs, artisanal objects and sketchbooks—all affording profound insights into the artist’s multi-faceted oeuvre.