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Michael Triegel

Metamorphosis of the Gods

Michael Triegel, whose paintings of religious subjects led him to receive a commission for an official portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, is one of the most important artists of the New Leipzig School, and this highly illustrated volume offers the first overview of his career to date. It reproduces more than 120 works, primarily paintings, created between 2003 and 2010, alongside preparatory sketches, drawings, watercolors, and etchings, while essays and commentaries set Triegel’s work in context of contemporary trends and the cultural situation of Germany and Europe in the period.

220 pages | 190 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 4/5 | © 2010

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

The Metamorphosis of the Gods

      Richard Hüttel

Catalogue Section 1

“Was Sichst Du?”: How Michael Triegel Plays with the Questionable Nature of Images

      Wolf-Dietrich Löhr

Catalogue Section 2

Candour: Michael Triegel’s Portrait of the Pope

      Heiko Damm

Catalogue Section 3

Disturbance, Paradox and Belief in Michael Triegel’s Abendmahl

      Reimut Reiche

Catalogue Section 4

Michael Triegel’s Harmonia Mundi

      Richard Hüttel

Catalogue Section 5

List of works
Locations of works, Exhibitions

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