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A Bright Wisp, a Glistening Wind

Bernard Schultze. A 100th Birthday Celebration

May 31, 2015, marks the centenary of the birth of Bernard Schultze. A pioneer of the movement Art Informel, or “art without form,” and a cofounder with Karl Otto Götz, Otto Greis, and Heinz Kreutz of the artist’s collective QUADRIGA, Schultze rejected realistic figurative work and formulaic geometric abstraction in favor of works that relied on creative intuition.
This lavishly illustrated book features large-scale reproductions of eighty works by Schultze, including boldly colored oil paintings, black-and-white drawings, sculptures, and reliefs, accompanied by Schultze’s poetry and information about his life and work, as well as that of his contemporaries. Together, the selection of works honors the artist’s extensive and varied oeuvre, while also painting a multifaceted picture of his important contribution to the twentieth-century German art scene.

144 pages | 80 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

A Bright Wisp, a Glistening Wind.
Oliver Kornhoff

Bernard Schultze

Commotion, Chaos and Control
Anne Duden

The Shattered Shells of a Conversation with Oneself
Hartmut Kraft

For Bernard Schultze

In the Vortex of the Hidden
Jutta Mattern

Notes on Moonen
Karlheinz Gabler

Reminiscences of Bernard Schultze
Markus Haupt

With the Text Wide Open
Gregor Laschen



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