Maria Lassnig: In the Mirror of Possibilities

Maria Lassnig: In the Mirror of Possibilities
Library Shelf Location 18.LASS
Publication Date 2009
Description There are not many twentieth-century artists who have managed to maintain an international reputation for decades on end—the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig (*1919) is one of them. She has painted and drawn for over sixty years, and the freshness and expressive power in particular of her late work is striking. She succeeds in capturing her emotions—sometimes seriously, sometimes humorously—on canvas and paper. This volume addresses itself to her very personal and direct drawings and watercolors. Their spectrum ranges from Maria Lassnig’s informal drawings from the forties, her “body sensation drawings,” and her New York animated films to the more painterly forms in her watercolors from the eighties and nineties. The book’s main focus, however, is on the artist’s most recent works, in which she combines simple pencil drawings with loud, often lurid backgrounds in a baffling way. Today, just as it did sixty years ago, for Lassnig, paper serves as a corrective, as a mirror of her Self.
ISBN 9783775724180
Quantity 1
Pages 250
Authors Elisabeth Bronfen, Julia Friedrich
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Maria Lassnig
Categories Drawing, Painting
Artist's Nationality Austrian
Language English

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