Anselm Kiefer: Between Idea and Myth

Anselm Kiefer Between Idea and Myth The work of Anselm Kiefer begins with a crucial question how after the Holocaust can one be an artist within the German tradition Born at the end of the Second World War Kiefer s career represents

  • Title: Anselm Kiefer: Between Idea and Myth
  • Author: Dominique Baqué
  • ISBN: 9780500093993
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The work of Anselm Kiefer begins with a crucial question how, after the Holocaust, can one be an artist within the German tradition Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer s career represents a quasi existential quest to redefine Germanness.This new monograph will examine the foundation of Kiefer s work memory and our response to it Kiefer s artistic perspectivThe work of Anselm Kiefer begins with a crucial question how, after the Holocaust, can one be an artist within the German tradition Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer s career represents a quasi existential quest to redefine Germanness.This new monograph will examine the foundation of Kiefer s work memory and our response to it Kiefer s artistic perspective is informed in turn by great literary works, myths, tales, legends, and particularly the world of Kabbalistic mysticism This unprecedented monograph explores his passion for alchemy, his admiration for great female figures obscured by history, and his relationship with the landscape and nature, a notable topic of his most recent works.Art historian Dominique Baque also highlights an aspect of Kiefer s work that has received little critical attention his conceptual understanding of the book and photography In fact, Kiefer mixes many forms and media, and Baqu expands this study with a discussion of the often overlooked performance element of his work, starting with his first actions from the end of the 1960s.

    One thought on “Anselm Kiefer: Between Idea and Myth”

    1. "There is an ongoing debate over what constitutes Jewish art, intertwined with the vexing question of who can be considered a Jewish artist—and why. Floating somewhere in proximity to these questions of art, identity, and Jewishness resides the art and career of Anselm Kiefer." Review by Diana Linden for the Jewish Book Council.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *