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The Resource Irma Stern : African in Europe, European in Africa, Sean O'Toole

Irma Stern : African in Europe, European in Africa, Sean O'Toole

Label
Irma Stern : African in Europe, European in Africa
Title
Irma Stern
Title remainder
African in Europe, European in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Sean O'Toole
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The vivid and powerful expressionist paintings of Irma Stern were a key factor in the modernization of early 20th-century South African art. Although she was widely recognized during her lifetime, Stern's posthumous fame has dwindled outside her home country, and this beautifully produced monograph serves to correct that injustice. A master of color and composition, Stern is best known for her portraits and still lifes that reflected her passion for travel and devotion to home. Drawing from letters, journals, the artist's own illustrated travelogues as well as the latest scholarship, this volume traces Stern's childhood in South Africa and her family's flight to Germany in the wake of the South African War (1899-1902). Readers will learn of her artistic development at the center of Weimar, Germany's expressionist avant-garde, her return to her homeland and the derisive reaction to her early work, and finally her productive travels throughout the African continent and the acclaim she achieved. The book also focuses on the political and cultural forces that shaped Stern's work, including the unification of South Africa, the rise of expressionism in Germany, the interplay between indigenous and colonial art in the African continent, and Stern's continued influence on contemporary South African artists
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Toole, Sean
Dewey number
700.411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND1096.S8
LC item number
O88 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stern, Irma
  • Painters
  • Painting, South African
Label
Irma Stern : African in Europe, European in Africa, Sean O'Toole
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9783791378077
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1227311636
  • (OCoLC)on1227311636
Label
Irma Stern : African in Europe, European in Africa, Sean O'Toole
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9783791378077
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1227311636
  • (OCoLC)on1227311636

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