Behind the Mask : Artists in the GDRRegular price $52.00
A richly illustrated book exploring how artists in the GDR tried to adjust to the political system while maintaining a sense of creative individuality
Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR, the exhibition catalogue for a show at Museum Barberini. Potsdam focuses on the role of artists in the GDR by bringing together self- and group portraits and studio scenes.
In the GDR, the fine arts were seen as supporting the state. Yet artists had their own ideas, defining roles for themselves that far exceeded this function. Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR explores how artists tried to adjust to the political system while maintaining a sense of creative individuality. The pertinent essays and outstanding reproductions in this volume draw a comprehensive picture of art in the GDR from this new perspective.
- Authors: Ortrud Westheider and Michael Philipp
- Hardcover: 248 pages | 200 colour images
- Date published: December 2017
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-3791356952
- Product Dimensions: 31.0 x 25.2 cm