Alfred Kubin: The Other Side / Francis Upritchard: A Hand of Cards

Alfred Kubin: The Other Side / Francis Upritchard: A Hand of Cards
Library Shelf Location 18.KUBI
Publication Date 2012
Description Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibitions: Francis Upritchard - A Hand of Cards Alfred Kubin - The Other Side Edited by Alex Farquharson Alfred Kubin - The Other Side Haunting drawings of death, trauma and fantastical creatures inhabiting imaginary worlds sprung from Alfred Kubin’s pen at the beginning of the 20th century. His work, executed in a delicate, atmospheric ink wash technique, anticipated some of the horrors of the First World War, and the following decades, at a time when Europe’s empires were toppling. His exquisite, yet nightmarish black and white drawings came from his own imagination, or from illustrating works by writers like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Austria, Kubin (1877–1959) is considered an important representative of the Symbolist and Expressionist movement. Nottingham Contemporary presents the first major exhibition of his work in the UK. Francis Upritchard - A Hand of Cards Francis Upritchard’s psychedelically coloured human figures “live” on islands of ornate furniture. There is a festival feeling to their gatherings, emphasised by Upritchard’s acid-bright colours, hand-woven blankets and tie-dyed silks. Upritchard has said “all the things that hippies hoped would happen, or felt might happen, didn’t.” In one sense her exhibition is about the failure of the 1960s and 70s counter-culture that is still celebrated at festivals – and its gaudy, individualistic “alternative” aftermath.
ISBN 9781907421044
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Author Alex Farquharson
Format Hardback
Publisher Nottingham Contemporary
Related Artists Alfred Kubin, Francis Upritchard
Categories Drawing, Sculpture
Language English

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