Die Augen der Bilder: Portrats von Fragonard bis Dumas

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The need for the portrayal of the individual identity is not a modern invention: the idealization of the sitter was already a matter of course in eighteenth and nineteenth century portrait painting. In the exhibition, contemporary portraits are juxtaposed with this convention from an earlier era. What is revealed is a timelessness of the genre, as well as pictoral evidence of social rejection in contemporary portrait painting: loneliness, shattered states, physical and emotional abuse. The exhibition at the Museum Langmatt compares the different epochs and searches for the conventions of contemporary self-portrayal. Portraits by such artists such as Jean-Honore Fragonard, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir enter into dialogue with internationally renowned contemporary artists like Michael Borremans, Marlene Dumas, and Luc Tuymans.Exhibition: 17.9.-10.12.2017, Museum Langmatt, Baden

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Price
£32.00
Publisher
Hatje Cantz
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Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9783775743341
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