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Ferdinand Hodler

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9783775733809
Author(s): Neue Galerie, New York
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
Dimensions: 241 x 290 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 240

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Ferdinand Hodler's emotionally loaded landscapes and ritualized portraits were among the earliest harbingers of Expressionist painting in Europe, and a key bridge between the idioms of late-nineteenth-century Symbolism, Realism and modernist Expressionism. Published for a major 2012 exhibition at New York's Neue Galerie, this volume gathers a selection of Hodler's best-loved work: his famous late paintings, in which figures are heavily stylized and landscapes are pared down to simple effects of mood and color; his outstanding works on paper; and the much-acclaimed, extremely moving series of works chronicling the illness and early death of the artist's lover, Valentine Gode-Darel. A documentary section reproduces letters, sketchbooks and photographs that illuminate the relationship between Hodler and Gode-Darel. Central to this publication is the role that series and variations play throughout Hodler's oeuvre--most famously in his groups of figures arranged in ritualized poses, a style to which he gave the name 'Parallelism.' This volume reveals Hodler both as a painter of great emotional intensity and as a crucial progenitor of the Expressionist worldview.Ferdinand Hodler (1835-1918) was born in Bern, Switzerland. By the time Hodler was eight years old, he had lost his father and two younger brothers to tuberculosis; his mother and remaining siblings would also succumb to the disease, instilling in the artist a heightened sense of Please click here to ask a question
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