Sin and Secession

Franz von Stuck in Vienna

Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Alexander Klee

Sin and Secession

Edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Alexander Klee

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

320 pages | 344 color plates | 9 x 11 1/4
Cloth $54.00 ISBN: 9783777426938 Published February 2017 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
German artist Franz von Stuck (1863–1928) is best known for his erotic paintings, especially Sin. His paintings drew many of their themes from mythology and were considered extremely provocative for their subject matter and presentation. Von Stuck, who was one year younger than Gustav Klimt, become famous at an early age for works such as Allegories and Emblems and Cards and Vignettes, but, though he received significant critical and public acclaim during this time, Von Stuck’s oeuvre and his influence on Viennese art have not been given serious treatment—until now.

Sin and Secession fills this gap. Presenting 350 lush color images, this book offers an opportunity to fully examine Von Stuck’s entire career as an artist, not only his celebrated paintings, but his graphic works, sculpture, and photographs.  A must-have for fans for Von Stuck, Sin and Secession showcases the scope of his work and celebrates his lasting influence on Viennese art.
 
Contents
Sin and Secession
Franz von Stuck in Vienna
“Seldom has an illustrator taken the public so much by storm”
Franz von Stuck and the Vienna publishers
Gerlach & Schenk 1882-86
Franz von Stuck’s “mystical symbolism of primitive dimensions” and his links with Vienna
“Well, you do have a few people with some talent […] Klimt, Engelhart, Goltz, Bernatzik…”
The painter Franz von Stuck as mirrored in the press
Franz von Stuck-the art of the frame
Between Academy and Secession
“The most modern of the Modernists”
Franz von Stuck’s impact: his archetypes and myths in Vienna
 
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Hirmer Publishers. RSS Feed