Book is an essay On the Weightlessness of the Pachyderms By Julia Wallner An Art Historian From Berlin Von Kaufmann Julia Wallner an art historian from Berlin von Kaufmann home base who is now with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Julia Wallner an art historian from Berlin von Kaufmann s home base who is now with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg thoughts are well placed as after thoughts when the reader as viewer has viewed the art within the book Her comments are cogent and lead the eye into some of the territory and populace of von Kaufmann s paintings that might be otherwise missed by the initiate But the staying power of this monograph is the fascination that von Kaufmann shares with the viewer These are very strange paintings paintings with dark yet tender humor unlike those of other artists who walk the line between realism and surrealism representation and expressionism It is not possible to come away from his work without a sense of profound loneliness and isolation but also with an enhanced appreciation for the little flecks of nature and reality that too fast pass our eyes unless arrested in time by artist with the skill of Ruprecht von Kaufmann This is the work of an artist already established in his home country as a giant but one who is bound to make an impact on the art world in this own time Grady Harp. Nlike anything else in the world of contemporary art The design of the book is complimented by a uniform style for the follow up monograph published by Hirmer Verlag. ,
Robert Hughes both men provide a background for German Expressionism and the current sate of German art opening the window for the reader to German Expressionism and the current sate of German art opening the window for the reader to how uniue is Ruprecht von Kaufmann from the other perhaps widely known German painters The visual content of the book then begins with von Kaufmann s Black Paintings paintings that seem to be all but concealing the presence of elements from the plant and animal kingdom Von Kaufmann is exploring that other world we know or understand so little the place where we go after this life whether that ourney be in death or in dreams In what appears to be vast canvases of oil wax and pigment on linen are shadowy figures people float descendascend interact images of animals from the wild from the home And this vast ground of darkness or simply black negative space could be interpreted as a paucity of ideas from the artist were the artist not so gifted in his ability to draw representationally It is often said that painters can only be successful in abstraction or distorted expressionism if they are facile in their ability to draw reality And von Kaufmann is a major draughtsman At the latter portion of this. St monograph but the work displayed within displays a talent and maturity that is incredibly impressive Dreamlike and poignant the oil on canvas paintings here talent and maturity that is incredibly impressive Dreamlike and poignant the oil on canvas paintings here .
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"splendid example of how a book can invite the readerviewer into the world "example of how a book can invite the readerviewer into the world a painter who may perhaps be encountered for the first time Some painter s works can only be understood that word foreign to the appreciation of the painter s craft when engaging them in a gallery or a museum or a studio visit And that is not to say that there is not FAR to the works of this inordinately gifted artist than that information traced through the pages of essays reproductions of complete works and details of those works That Are Extremely Large In Life Little are extremely large in life little and drawings so small THAT IN LIFE THEY ARE NEAR POSTCARD SIZE THIS in life they are near postcard size this provides But spending time with the works from 2005 2006 as presented in this stately volume will most assuredly impress the viewer creating a hunger to see of the extraordinary mind and facile talent that is von Kaufmann s The book opens with a brief introduction The Dream of Reason or Pictures of a Second Reality by the director of the Kunsthalle Mannheim Rolf Lauter and is followed by an essay or Foreword by the renowned art historian and writer. This is a landscape format collection of Ruprecht Von Kaufmann's paintings completed in 2005 and 2006 This beautifully produced hardcover volume was the artist's fir.