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Hans Aichinger

Truth or Duty

Hans Aichinger is a leading member of the New Leipzig School and has over the course of his career earned wide popular and critical acclaim for his densely detailed, hyperrealistic works. In them, precisely painted figures—some painted from film stills created for this purpose—stand in stark, colorful contrast with minimalist backgrounds and are further established at the forefront of viewers’ attention by sophisticated plays of darkness and light.
This beautifully illustrated volume brings together nearly one hundred of Aichinger’s most recent works—from 2005 to the present—alongside insightful critical essays by art historians Christoph Tannert and Joachim Penzel. In addition to demonstrating Aichinger’s virtuoso artistic technique, the incredible realism of the paintings unsettles viewers’ sense of familiar distance and lends a startling closeness to the works.

160 pages | 83 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2013

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Joachim Penzel

By Nature False – Or, The Truth of Painting

Christoph Tannert

In the Beginning is Light – In the End, Nothing


Index of Plates

Exhibitions (Selection)

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