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Drawings and Paintings (Paperback) (Adolph Menzel)

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"To draw everything is good, to draw everything is better still," declared Adolph Menzel, one of nineteenth-century Berlin's premier artists. In keeping with his motto, Menzel exhibited tremendous powers of observation, technical perfection, and an interest in a wide range of subjects. This volume contains 150 plates and 32 color pages of his works, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Germany.The first major naturalistic artist of his era, Menzel came of age in a country still in the grip of Goethe's romanticism. In addition to founding Germany's realistic school, the artist laid the groundwork for the development of Expressionism. His skillfully rendered illustrations faithfully re-create details of anatomy, costume, and composition. This volume's drawings and paintings were selected byDinotopia author James Gurney, who also provides an informative Introduction. Serious students of fine art as well as those with a more casual interest will rejoice in this original compilation of extraordinary images by an unjustly overlooked artist.
Number of Pages: 116.0
Genre: Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Pubns
Author: Adolph Menzel
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2016
TCIN: 51648260
UPC: 9780486497327
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4416

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