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Description - Adolf Menzel - A Quest for Reality by Werner Busch

The work of Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) is widely regarded as the epitome of realist art. From the very beginning of his career, he captured the beauty and horror of reality with unflinching precision, and he was a consummate master of atmosphere. A man of very short stature, Menzel was excluded from many aspects of life, and so his struggle with reality was also a struggle to assert himself. Werner Busch's comprehensive new study sheds light on the biographical and historical events that shaped Menzel's work and the course it took. Menzel's paintings of the life of Frederick the Great still dominate our image of the monarch. Their modern perspective, however, neither glorified the king nor found favor with the Prussian royal family. After witnessing the horror of war in the aftermath of the Battle of Koeniggratz, Menzel abandoned history painting. In Paris, he discovered the energy and bustle of the heroless metropolis; for the remainder of his career, he devoted himself to painting scenes of contemporary life. In this lavishly illustrated book, Busch examines the artist's multifaceted oeuvre and brings the long nineteenth century into aesthetic focus.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781606065174
ISBN-10: 1606065173
Format: Hardback
(286mm x 238mm x 27mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Getty Publications
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Werner Busch

Werner Busch was professor of art history at the Freie Universitat Berlin from 1988 to 2010.

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