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Heinrich Knopf

Iron Society

From his earliest artistic endeavors in youth to the present, Heinrich Knopf has focused on the transformation of iron, one of the oldest materials used in art. Yet even though his works are made with iron, they defy our sense of the metal’s heaviness and density: His sculptures radiate lightness and movement, inviting the viewer to a playful relationship with ever-changing angles. The heaviness of iron is replaced by an almost flowing dynamism, which suits his works, many of which are abstracted and derived from the constant movement of water. Filigreed and flooded with light—even seeming to hover—his works evoke perspectives that perplex.
Today Knopf lives and works in Munich, Germany, and on Lake Garda in Italy, where he has established himself as one of the most creative artists working with iron today. This volume presents full-color, large-format reproductions of a number of Knopf’s works, giving an overview of his oeuvre and allowing for study of the works both in total and in their captivating details.

136 pages | 80 color plates | 9 3/4 x 12 1/4

Jürgen B. Tesch

Art: European Art

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