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Defregger: Mythos-Missbrauch-Moderne

Defregger: Mythos-Missbrauch-Moderne

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Defregger: Mythos-Missbrauch-Moderne
(Defregger: Myth-Abuse-Modernity)

W029540 | $60.00
Exhibition Catalog

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, 2020. Published in association with Hirmer Verlag, Munich.

312 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 25 cm. In German. Hardcover.

ISBN 9783777436661

Franz von Defregger (1835–1921) is one of the "Munich painter princes" and one of the most successful artists around 1900. Adored by the conservative public, rejected by the avant-garde and collected by Hitler, his work polarizes to this day. The big retrospective is now re-evaluating Defregger's work: between modernity and tradition, identity and image, myth and abuse. Defregger's fame is due to his history pictures and genre depictions of rural-alpine life. Based on his main works and previously unknown paintings from family ownership, the volume takes a comprehensive new look at the work of the Tyrolean painter. Contemporary questions about gender roles, the political charge and appropriation by the National Socialists or the reception in Heimatfilm play just as much a role as the mass dissemination of the paintings by the reproduction industry.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Austria -- 1800-1900 -- Painting --

Artist(s): Defregger, Franz von

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