Paul Klee And His Illness

Author: H. Suter
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805593821
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Paul Klee And His Illness from the Author: H. Suter. In 1933 Paul Klee’s work was branded as ‘Entartete Kunst’ (Degenerate Art) by the National Socialists and he was dismissed from his professorial post at the DĂŒsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. This led him, together with his wife Lily, to return to his ‘real home’ of Bern. Here his avant-garde art was not understood and Klee found himself in unasked for isolation. In 1935 Klee started to suffer from a mysterious disease. The symptoms included changes to the skin and problems with the internal organs. In 1940 Paul Klee died, but it was only 10 years after his death that the illness was actually given the name ‘scleroderma’ in a publication about Klee. However, the diagnosis remained mere conjecture. Since his adolescence, the dermatologist and venereologist Dr. Hans Suter has been fascinated by Paul Klee and his art, and more than 30 years ago this fascination spurred him to commence research into the illness and its influence on the art of Paul Klee’s final years. It was due to Dr. Suter’s meticulous investigations that Klee’s illness could be defined as ‘diffuse systemic sclerosis’. In this book the author assembles his findings and describes the rare and complex disease in a clear and comprehensible way. Further, he empathetically interprets more than 90 of Klee’s late works. The point of view of a dermatologist renders a unique source of information. It provides, on one hand, new insights into everyday medical practices at the University of Bern in the 1930s, which will fascinate doctors and local historians alike. While, on the other hand, art historians and art lovers will be absorbed by the newly discovered links between Paul Klee's work and his illness.

Neurological Disorders In Famous Artists

Author: Julien Bogousslavsky
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805593309
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Neurological Disorders In Famous Artists from the Author: Julien Bogousslavsky. The third part of Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists presents painters, musicians, and writers who had to fight against an acute or chronic neurological disease. Sometimes this fight was without success (e.g. Shostakovich, Schumann, Wolf, Pascal), but often a dynamic and paradoxical creativity of the clinical disorder was integrated into their artistic production (e.g. Klee, Ramuz). Occasionally, some even wrote the first report of a medical condition they observed in themselves, like Stendhal who made a detailed report of aphasic transient ischemic attacks before dying of stroke shortly thereafter. In rarer instances, a neurological disease was inaccurately attributed to an artist in order to explain certain features of his work (de Chirico, Schiele). Some chapters in this publication focus on neurological conditions reported in artistic work, including descriptions by Shakespeare and Dumas. Bringing new light to both artists and neurological conditions, this book serves as a valuable and entertaining read for neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and anybody interested in arts, literature and music.

Paul Klee

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Publisher: Prestel Pub
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Paul Klee from the Author: . This accessible look at Klee's life and art displays the many facets that make his career so intriguing. Filled with personal photographs, quotations from the artist, and beautiful reproductions of his colorful paintings, watercolors, and prints, this volume introduces readers to the various themes that occupied Klee throughout his life. This book explores topics such as Munich between two world wars; the artists whom Klee befriended in the Blue Rider Group and at the Bauhaus; the music that continued to inspire him; and the illness that marked his final years. A fascinating introduction for anyone interested in learning about this renowned artist, here is a book that is as readable as it is informative.

Paul Klee

Author: Kathryn Porter Aichele
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571133434
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Paul Klee from the Author: Kathryn Porter Aichele. First scholarly monograph devoted to Klee's poetry illuminates the reciprocity of poetry and painting in Klee's creative world and in early modernism.

Paul Klee

Author: Angela Lampe
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791355436
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Paul Klee from the Author: Angela Lampe. Offering a fresh look at one of the major artists of the 20th century, this book illustrates how Paul Klee's critical and ironic take on life was evident in every stage of his oeuvre. Known for its whimsy and levity, Paul Klee's art is often considered gleefully childlike. This groundbreaking volume argues that Klee's style emerged from a philosophical school that originated with early German Romanticism and consisted of perpetual shifts between satire and affirmation of the absolute, finite and infinite, and real and ideal. Featuring approximately 250 works, this careful appreciation of Klee connects each stage of his career to the larger philosophical context. Exploring the satires and caricatures of Klee's youth, his experimentations in Cubism and "mechanical theater," and the constructivist approach of the Bauhaus school, this book follows the trajectory of Klee's oeuvre as a reflection of prevailing styles. It closes with the artist's final years, in which he was labeled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazi regime and struggled with illness. Viewed through the many facets of irony as a complex theme, and against the backdrop of Europe's seismic political and artistic movements, Klee's body of work takes on a renewed significance as one of the most critical of its generation.

Paul Klee His Life And Work

Author: Carolyn Lanchner
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 9783775710022
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Paul Klee His Life And Work from the Author: Carolyn Lanchner. "In the course of his creativity, Klee developed his artistic will slowly, almost hesitantly. His work formed organically. Undogmatic and open to all graphic life, he let himself be inspired by the art of the past and the present. Fairytale lyrics and grotesque satire, tender jesting and real demonism, profound mysticism and sober romanticism live in Klee's work, which always radiates his personal sphere with all its variety. In this monograph, an immensely compressed picture of the artistic as well as the human side of his career evolves by way of the extensive pictorial material and accompanying essays, a picture which gives information about "Klee's contribution to the expansion of artistic articulation"."--BOOK JACKET.

Klee 1879 1940

Author: Susanna Partsch
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822859810
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Klee 1879 1940 from the Author: Susanna Partsch. Forget the Ryder Cup, forget Rory McIlroy, forget keeping your head still and correcting your putting stance. Forget eagles and albatrosses and definitely forget holes-in-one. David Godwin has a dream, the same dream held by millions of amateur golfers. He's not aiming to break on to the pro circuit, he's not aiming to break par. David Godwin is going to break 80. Or it's going to break him. Written with humour and charm, Breaking 80 is a book for those who recognise all too well the pleasure of a sweetly struck seven iron to within a few feet of the pin, followed by the agonizing fury of a three-putt back and forth across the cup.

Seven Little Known Birds Of The Inner Eye

Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462911455
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Seven Little Known Birds Of The Inner Eye from the Author: Mulk Raj Anand. In this fascinating, informal approach to art appreciation, an eminent Indian scholar reveals the crucial difference between merely looking at and really seeing painting and sculpture, drawing and architecture. And to the open-minded and sensitive observer, he shows how simple perceptions can be transmuted into darshana—the pure delight of union with the inner life of a work of art. The presentation is poetic, not technical, directed toward the general reader rather than the specialist. The author begins by symbolizing certain powers of the imagination as the "seven little-known birds of the inner eye." Then he traces these energies of the "body-soul" through a wide range of aesthetic response—from the first, almost involuntary discriminations lines, colors, and forms to the insights attained by the "third eye" of total vision. Illustrated and discussed are the superb murals and breathtaking architecture of India; ancient symbols and modern experiments; the landscape paintings of Song China and the works of major Western artists.

Artistry Of The Mentally Ill

Author: H. Prinzhorn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662009161
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Artistry Of The Mentally Ill from the Author: H. Prinzhorn. No one is more conscious of the faults of this work than the author. Therefore some self -criticism should be woven into this foreward. There are two possible methodologically pure solutions to this book's theme: a de scriptive catalog of the pictures couched in the language of natural science and accom panied by a clinical and psychopathological description of the patients, or a completely metaphysically based investigation of the process of pictorial composition. According to the latter, these unusual works, explained psychologically, and the exceptional circum stances on which they are based would be integrated as a playful variation of human expression into a total picture of the ego under the concept of an inborn creative urge, behind which we would then only have to discover a universal need for expression as an instinctive foundation. In brief, such an investigation would remain in the realm of phenomenologically observed existential forms, completely independent of psychiatry and aesthetics. The compromise between these two pure solutions must necessarily be piecework and must constantly defend itself against the dangers of fragmentation. We are in danger of being satisfied with pure description, the novelistic expansion of details and questions of principle; pitfalls would be very easy to avoid if we had the use of a clearly outlined method. But the problems of a new, or at least never seriously worked, field defy the methodology of every established subject.

Mart N Ram Rez

Author: VĂ­ctor M. Espinosa
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477307923
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Mart N Ram Rez from the Author: VĂ­ctor M. Espinosa. MartĂ­n RamĂ­rez, a Mexican migrant worker and psychiatric patient without formal artistic training, has been hailed by leading New York art critics as one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists. His work has been exhibited alongside masters such as JosĂ© Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Salvador DalĂ­, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, and Joan MirĂł. A landmark exhibition of RamĂ­rez’s work at the American Folk Art Museum in 2007 broke attendance records and garnered praise from major media, including the New York Times, New Yorker, and Village Voice. MartĂ­n RamĂ­rez offers the first sustained look at the life and critical reception of this acclaimed artist. VĂ­ctor Espinosa challenges the stereotype of outsider art as an indecipherable enigma by delving into RamĂ­rez’s biography and showing how he transformed memories of his life in Mexico, as well as his experiences of displacement and seclusion in the United States, into powerful works of art. Espinosa then traces the reception of RamĂ­rez’s work, from its first anonymous showings in the 1950s to contemporary exhibitions and individual works that have sold for as much as a half-million dollars. This eloquently told story reveals how RamĂ­rez’s three-decades-long incarceration in California psychiatric institutions and his classification as “chronic paranoid schizophrenic” stigmatized yet also protected what his hands produced. Stripping off the labels “psychotic artist” and “outsider master,” MartĂ­n RamĂ­rez demonstrates that his drawings are not passive manifestations of mental illness. Although he drew while confined as a psychiatric patient, the formal elements and content of RamĂ­rez’s artwork are shaped by his experiences of cultural and physical displacement.