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Frehner, Matthias

Works: 227 works in 681 publications in 4 languages and 4,642 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Creator, Publishing director, Curator, Author of introduction, Collector, Other, win, Director
Classifications: N7345, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Matthias Frehner
Most widely held works by Matthias Frehner
Meret Oppenheim : retrospective : "an enormously tiny bit of a lot" by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form, color, illumination : Suzan Frecon painting by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication is the first major exploration of the works of American abstract painter and watercolorist Suzan Frecon (b. 1941), critically acclaimed for her sensitive arrangement of color, form, and texture and for the philosophical resonance of her art. By restricting herself to nonrepresentational forms, earth-based colors, and, in the case of her watercolors, "found" pieces of paper, Frecon achieves an unequaled sense of balance and openness in her work. The book features ten oil paintings and thirty watercolors dating from the late 1990s to 2007"--Jacket
Ferdinand Hodler : a symbolist vision by Ferdinand Hodler( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) is one of Europe's most influential artistic personalities, whose work bridged the styles of Realism, Symbolism, and the modern period. Despite initial praise, his extensive oeuvre has not always been an object of admiration; its diversity and originality, however, deserve international re-evaluation. Hodler's Symbolist vision of a large, harmonious union of man and nature is expressed both in unique and monumental figurative compositions, and in stylized landscapes of sheer mountain peaks and glinting lakes. Twenty-five years since the last retrospective, this fresh and extensive assessment of Hodler's partings invites the viewer to explore his work anew; on the one hand it represents a unique view of turn-of-the-century art and Symbolism, on the other it demonstrates a powerful and genuine interest in the depiction of man."--Jacket
Mahjong : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg Collection( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahjong = Ma jiang : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg collection( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern masters : "degenerate" art at the Kunstmuseum Bern by Kunstmuseum Bern( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstmuseum Bern, the oldest museum in Switzerland, turns its gaze toward its own acquisition history in this lavish book that features artistic masterpieces considered worthless by the Nazis, and the stories of how they came to Switzerland. As a result of the Nazi regime's scorn for modern art, virtually all non-traditional art between 1933 and 1945 was banned in Germany on the grounds that it was un-German, Jewish, or Communist in nature. Those identified as "degenerate" artists were dismissed from teaching positions and forbidden to exhibit or to sell their works. This book sheds light on the historical significance and provenance of nearly 525 works by modernist greats, such as Picasso, Chagall, and Kandinsky, which were acquired by the Kunstmuseum Bern through a combination of auctions and private donations. The book traces the fates of artists who suffered under the Nazi regime and who had connections to Switzerland, including Kirchner, Klee and Dix, and contrasts the cultural policies of the Third Reich with those of Switzerland in the same period. Finally, it details the dramatic events and unprecedented efforts that went into preserving invaluable works of art
Omnia by Balthasar Burkhard( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a long time the artist intensively occupied himself with the same themes. Interiors, nudes, landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and animals were oftne approached parallel to each other, and it is typical for Burkhard to pick up an idea years or decades later as if he had been dealing with it just yesterday."--Matthias Frehner / Dust jacket
Im full of Byars : James Lee Byars in Bern : eine Hommage = a homage by James Lee Byars( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfrid Moser : milestones : oeuvre 1934-1997 by Wilfrid Moser( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss painter and sculptor Wilfrid Moser gained international recognition for a vast oeuvre consisting of paintings, painted wooden reliefs and sculptures. This comprehensive monograph features essays on his biography, his travels and the stages of his work complement the images
Sean Scully : Retrospektive by Sean Scully( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Scully was born in 1945 in Dublin and grew up in London. He became a US citizen in 1983. Today, he is resident in New York, Barcelona and Munich. Under the influence of Mark Rothko, he abandoned representational painting at an early stage. Ever since, the direct language of the brush, shapes that are exclusively geometrical figures and a deft play with colours that ranges from delicate nuances and glazes to powerful and direct applications of colours has been the essence of Scully's work. Although his pictures were initially strictly two-dimensional, they began to extend into the third dimension in the 1980s. He paints on box-shaped objects with projections and recesses. Today, he often works on metal plates, sometimes combining them with canvases. This book focuses on his current output
Ueli Berger, Alles in Allem : Arbeiten auf Papier, 1967-2007 by Ueli Berger( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Segantini by Beat Stutzer( Book )

24 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The artist Giovanni Segantini was a leading member of the European avant-garde of his day. He was hailed as an 'innovator', a 'prophet' and a 'revolutionary': in an obituary one critic called him a "Secession in his own right". His work was to be seen in public and private collections alike, and had a major effect on art in Europe at the time. Even the Futurists cited him as a role-model." "This is the first ever Segantini monograph in English. It offers the public an opportunity to see important paintings and drawings by this artist, including his famous triptych La vita - La natura - La morte (Live - Nature - Death). With in-depth essays on the artist's oeuvre - from his early genre paintings, influenced by Realism, right up to his symbolic depictions of Nature in a Divisionist style - this publication is an up-to-date, comprehensive monograph on Giovanni Segantini."--Jacket
Das Geschäft mit der Raubkunst : Fakten, Thesen, Hintergründe( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannes Schmid : real stories by Hannes Schmid( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toulouse-Lautrec und die Photographie by Rudolf Koella( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in German and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) hat viele Aufnahmen bei fotografierenden Freunden in Auftrag gegeben, sei es als Vorlage für eine künstlerische Umsetzung oder um eine selber inszenierte Performance festzuhalten. Die steilen Perspektiven und kühnen Bildausschnitte wie auch wie die moderne Fotografie auf ein spontanes Erfassen eines Augeneindrucks abzielte, beweisen den Einfluss der Fotografie auf sein Werk. Nüchtern und ungeschönt – also fotografisch – wagte er es wie kaum ein anderer seiner Zeit die Welt des Pariser Unterhaltungsviertels Montmartre rund um das »Moulin Rouge±, seine verführerischen Reize und die Abgründe, die sich dahinter auftun, darzustellen. 0Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (28.08-13.12.2015)
Nakis Panayotidis : das Unsichtbare sehen = Seeing the invisible by Nakis Panayotidis( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar Reinhart Collection "Am Römerholz" Winterthur by Christina Frehner( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Verfluchter Kerl!" : Karl Stauffer-Bern : Maler, Radierer, Plastiker by Karl Stauffer( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kunstmuseum Bern : Höhepunkte der Schweiz aus sieben Jahrhunderten( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kunstmuseum Bern gastiert mit einer Auswahl seiner Schätze schweizerischer Malerei und Skulptur in der Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in München und lässt in erlesenen Exponaten aus sieben Jahrhunderten die grossen Schweizer Künstler Revue passieren. Das Katalogbuch bietet in Bildern und prägnanten Einführungstexten dieses Spektrum in all seiner Fülle: Es führt mit über 150 solcher Meisterwerke seit dem 15. Jahrhundert über die Repräsentationsformen der Porträts und die grandiosen Landschaften der erst im 18. Jahrhundert als bildwürdig entdeckten Bergwelt zu Protagonisten der Moderne wie Hodler, Giacometti und Klee und mit Werken von Franz Gertsch oder Pipilotti Rist zu den zeitgenössischen Sammlungsakzenten eines unvergleichlichen Museums
LIECHTENSTEIN. Die fürstlichen Sammlungen by Kunstmuseum Bern( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fürsten von Liechtenstein waren passionierte Kunstliebhaber. Ab dem 17. Jahrhundert wuchsen die Sammlungen mit jeder Generation weiter, und aufgrund der individuellen Vorlieben entstand eine grosse Vielfalt an thematischen Schwerpunkten. Der Katalog bietet einen repräsentativen Querschnitt durch die immensen Schätze des Fürstenhauses. Die verschiedenen Sammlungsbereiche umfassen Meisterwerke europäischer Kunst aus fünf Jahrhunderten; der Themenreigen erstreckt sich von mythologischen und religiösen Sujets über Interieur-Szenen bis hin zu Landschaften, Porträts und Stillleben. Neben den etwa 1700 Gemälden finden sich u. a. auch ausgewählte italienische Bronzen, atemberaubende Tapisserien, Interieurs und erlesene kunsthandwerkliche Arbeiten. Die Präsentation der Objekte ist eingebettet in die sich über Jahrhunderte erstreckende Sammlungsgeschichte sowie die sich wandelnden Präsentationsorte und - konzepte - so erschliesst sich der Charakter dieser einzigartigen Familiensammlung. Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (12.11.2016-26.03.2017)
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mahjong : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg CollectionMahjong = Ma jiang : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg collection
Alternative Names
Frehner, Mathias

Frehner, Matthias 1955-

Matthias Frehner journalist uit Zwitserland

Matthias Frehner schweizerischer Kunsthistoriker, Kurator und Publizist

Matthias Frehner Swiss journalist, art historian and author

English (72)

German (70)

French (7)

Italian (4)

Form, color, illumination : Suzan Frecon paintingFerdinand Hodler : a symbolist visionMahjong : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg CollectionMahjong = Ma jiang : contemporary Chinese art from the Sigg collectionOmniaIm full of Byars : James Lee Byars in Bern : eine Hommage = a homageWilfrid Moser : milestones : oeuvre 1934-1997Ueli Berger, Alles in Allem : Arbeiten auf Papier, 1967-2007Giovanni Segantini