Ferdinand HodlerOther(s) author(s) : Hirsh, Sharon LLanguage : EnglishLondon : Thames and Hudson, 1982144 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 29 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0 500 09157 9.Hodler, Ferdinand (1853-1918)Ferdinand Hodler (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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On New Year's Day 1904, a major retrospective of the work of the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) was held in the recently completed Vienna Secession building. Marking the culmination of a steadily increasing recognition of the painter's achievements over a quarter of a century, the show heralded a decade in which Hodler's influence on Viennese art and on early Expressionism would be considerable. Yet only thirteen years earlier, when Hodler's painting "Night" had been entered for the Geneva Municipal Art Exhibition, it had been banned by the city council as "lewd and immoral".
Struggling against the combined forces of poverty and constant criticism, and exposed to the volatile and fluctuating influences of the Jugendstil, the Symbolists, the Post-Impressionists and even the Pre-Raphaelites, Hodler nevertheless succeeded in developing his own blend of highly individualistic but distinctly modern painting. His bleak and powerful images, which so outraged Geneva's councillors, exemplify the various impulses of naturalism, idealism and symbolism, and vividly express his obsession with life and death, hope and despair. He concentrated on creating rough-hewn figures within stylized landscape compositions, and, in this first comprehensive analysis of the artist's iconography, Charon Hirsh examines Hodler's landscapes, symbolic paintings and portraits, which fully and intensely express his own inner emotions.
The author's excellent text and commentaries -the result of many years of research in Swizerland- accompany fine reproductions of Hodler's compelling paintings to produce an absorbing, authoritative and important study of an influential artist.