Jeff Wall - Specific Pictures

Author:   Stefan Gronert
Publisher:   Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
ISBN:  

9783829607803


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   15 October 2016
Format:   Hardback
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The photographic works of Canadian artist Jeff Wall (b. 1946)--staged, apparently quotidian scenes presented in large-format light boxes--have persistently preoccupied art historians and critics. In this volume, Stefan Gronert, curator for contemporary art at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, tracks the multilayered references to the history of painting that Jeff Wall, himself an art historian, integrates into his work. For example, the title of The Thinker (1986) is itself a reference to Rodin; Wall, however, transfers the figure in the typical Thinker pose to a contemporary urban setting and introduces the grotesque element of a knife in the protagonist's back, which in turn alludes to Durer. Using 17 examples from the late 1970s until today, Gronert traces the complex strategies of appropriation and reinterpretation of famous works from art history that Jeff Wall's pictures render in a manner that seems so timelessly contemporary.

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Author:   Stefan Gronert
Publisher:   Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Imprint:   Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Dimensions:   Width: 24.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 28.00cm
Weight:   1.111kg
ISBN:  

9783829607803


ISBN 10:   3829607806
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   15 October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Stefan Gronert, born in 1964, is curator for contemporary art at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and teaches art history at the University of Bonn. He is the author of numerous books and essays on classic, modern, and contemporary art, such as Schirmer/Mosel publication The Dusseldorf School of Photography (2007).

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