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Max Kurzweil : Licht und Schatten / herausgegeben von Agnes Husslein-Arco und Markus Fellinger.

Author:
Kurzweil, Maximilian, 1867-1916 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
German
Published/​Created:
Wien : Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, c2016.
Description:
135 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
Series:
Meisterwerke im Fokus. [More in this series]
Summary note:
In May 2016, the Belvedere will be devoting an exhibition to an unusual artist from the Vienna Secession. Maximilian Kurzweil was born in 1867 into an industrialist's family in Bisenz (Bzenec) in Moravia, a background that ensured a life free from financial worries. After studying in Vienna and Paris he met his future wife in 1894 at the Bretonnian port of Concarneau, where he usually spent the summer months. He painted genre scenes of rural life in Brittany and would soon start working on his well-known impressionistic ports and landscapes. However, his oeuvre contains excellent examples of all the avant-garde movements of his day, ranging from Naturalism and Impressionism to Symbolist works and even a remarkably early interest in Expressionism. This openness to new artistic inspiration is combined with his examination of the depths of the human psyche. In his many nudes and female portraits, Kurzweil's problematic personality, veering between passion and depression, is particularly apparent. Under the shadow of the First World War this would ultimately have fatal consequences. Separated from his wife in France, he was unhappily in love with his student Helene Heger with whom he committed suicide in 1916. Exhibition: Belvedere Museum Vienna, Austria (11.05.-04.09.2016).
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at Belvedere, Wien, May 11-September 4, 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Kurzweil, Maximilian, 1867-1916Exhibitions [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Other title(s):
Licht und Schatten
ISBN:
  • 9783903114050
  • 3903114057
OCLC:
952182844
Related name:
RCP:
N - S