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Hans Purrmann

Author: Christoph Wagner; Hans Purrmann; Russell Stockman
Publisher: Munich, Germany : Hirmer Verlag, [2021] ©2021
Series: The great masters of art
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The painter Hans Purrmann (1880-1966) ranks among the most important painters in the history of twentieth-century art. His vibrant Colourism drew on the works of Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne, but he achieved independent international acclaim over the course of an eventful life lived between Munich, Paris, Berlin, Florence and Switzerland. Part of the secret of Hans Purrmann's art is that in his work he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Hans Purrmann; Hans Purrmann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Wagner; Hans Purrmann; Russell Stockman
ISBN: 3777436798 9783777436791
OCLC Number: 1194867453
Description: 79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimile, portraits ; 21 cm
Series Title: The great masters of art
Responsibility: Christoph Wagner ; translation, Russell Stockman.

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The painter Hans Purrmann (1880-1966) ranks among the most important painters in the history of twentieth-century art. His vibrant Colourism drew on the works of Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne, but he achieved independent international acclaim over the course of an eventful life lived between Munich, Paris, Berlin, Florence and Switzerland. Part of the secret of Hans Purrmann's art is that in his work he translated the visible in a very specific and vibrant manner. With irrepressible curiosity, attentiveness and an unerring eye for beauty and the primal and essential, he produced works whose classification as "representational painting" falls short. In fact, his place in art history is one which continues to offer points of departure for modernism: in 1955 Purrmann was included in documenta I in Kassel, and in 1962 he was the subject of a major retrospective at the Haus der Kunst in Munich which was hailed by the press as a sensation. Based on new sources, Christoph Wagner presents the life and work of Hans Purrmann and places the painter as a prominent protagonist within the coordinates of twentieth-century art history.

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