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DIETER APPELT PHOTOGRAPHIE

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DIETER APPELT PHOTOGRAPHIE

€ 30,00

DIETER APPELT PHOTOGRAPHIE

Since the 1960’s, German artists using photography have been in the vanguard of those challenging traditional assumptions about the nature of medium. According to Gary Garrels, curator of the landmark exhibit, Photography in Contemporary German Art, “Artists began using photography in ways conceptually and materially different from those generally practiced prior to 1960. A subtext of this work is a reckoning with German history.” The concerns of Dieter Appelt’s work are both consistent with those of other artists of his generation working in Germany, and aloof from their approach to making art. Appelt, (b. 1935), creates photographs which either document his own body, caked with marble dust or bound in cloth strips, or depict abstract studies of found objects, such as twigs or rocks, exposed over long periods of time. Sylvia Wolf, curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, maintains these images “demonstrate Appelt’s preoccupation with themes of death, rebirth, meditation and transcendence.” Unlike many of his contemporaries, though, Appelt has always retained an equally focused regard for form in his art, in order to express emotions. As Wolf writes, Appelt goes “beyond conventional uses of the medium to give abstract principles a photographic form

 

  • Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher: Art Data (31 Dec 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 388940023X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3889400239