Hans Purrmann [Hardback]

Christoph Wagner(Author)

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ISBN: 9783943616774 | Published by: Hirmer Verlag GmbH | Series: Junge Kunst | Volume: 36 | Year of Publication: 2021 | 1 | 80p, H8 x W5.5,
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Hans Purrmann

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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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