Marlene Dumas: An Altarpiece for Annenkirche Dresden

Marlene Dumas: An Altarpiece for Annenkirche Dresden
Library Shelf Location 18.DUMA
Publication Date 2017

The renowned international artist Marlene Dumas (b. 1953, Cape Town) created a big new altarpiece for the Annenkirche (St. Anne’s Church) in Dresden.

This beautiful publication includes many images of the altarpiece and Dumas’ working process. In her own text she speaks about the background and motives of her paintings.

The Protestant Church has not only preserved its fine built heritage, but has also commissioned artists down the ages to produce new liturgical works that breathe contemporary life into the faith.

This new altarpiece for the Annenkirche draws on Christian motifs and explores their meaning in the story of Salvation, interpreting suffering with hope and illustrating how relevant religion is today.

The altarpiece consists of five ‘tondi’ (circular paintings) by Marlene Dumas, a sixth by Jan Andriesse, which are arranged around a ‘Tree of Life’ by Bert Boogaard to bind them together on the altar wall with 3.60 meters wide and 7.80 meters high.

ISBN 9783960982494
Quantity 1
Pages 88pp, 320mm x 235mm
Authors Jan Andriesse, Ulrich Bischiff, Bert Boogaard, Christfried Weirauch
Format Hardback
Publisher Walther Koenig
Related Artist Marlene Dumas
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting
Keywords Religions and religious concepts, Refugee crisis, Jesus Christ, Christianity
Languages English, German

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