Tate/MoMa/Pompidou Beckmann exhibition catalogue


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A comprehensive survey of Max Beckmann's work

This second hand catalogue accompanied the summer 2003 exhibition at Tate Modern on Max Beckmann, widely regarded as one of the most important figurative artists of the last 100 years.

Beckmann achieved early success with figurative compositions executed in an impressionist style. However, the experience of serving in the First World War as a medical orderly completely changed both his outlook and his art. Unlike his contemporaries Otto Dix and George Grosz with whom he exhibited in 1925, he avoided the portrayals of specific instances of evil and the horrors of war. He favoured a thematic, allegorical approach. The moral purpose of the artist, he believed, was to portray the spiritual condition of his age.

  • Paperback: 288 pages | 174 colour and 40 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: February 2003
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:  978-1854374585
  • Condition: Used - very good. Some minor signs of shelf wear.