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August Gaul: Moderne Tiere

August Gaul: Moderne Tiere

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August Gaul: Moderne Tiere
(August Gaul: Modern Animals)

W029556 | $39.95
Exhibition Catalog

Kunstmuseum Bern, 2021. Published in association with Hirmer Verlag, Munich.

200 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 28 x 22 cm. In German. Paperbound.

ISBN 9783777436739

August Gaul (1869–1921) was the zoologist among modern artists. His sometimes monumental, sometimes comical sculptures and sculptures, like his drawings, make the animals visible as precisely what is particularly incomprehensible to many people: their essence as creatures sovereign in terms of shape and character. In times of ecological reorientation, hardly any other topic is as explosive as the way people treat animals. Gaul, a co-founder of the Berlin Secession, captured the specifics of their existence in his form-strict depictions that define the body according to physique and contour with the typical appearance. In various thematic areas, the volume uses the expertise of its authors to work out the course set in the relationship between humans and animals that is still effective today using exquisite works of art, science and popular culture around 1900.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany -- 1900-1945 -- Sculpture --

Artist(s): Gaul, August

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