Helnwein

Sleep of Reason

  • Edited by Beate Reifenscheid
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language German, English
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836648092
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25
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Abstract

Gottfried Helnwein has long been a recognized figure on the world art scene and more than ever his darkly visionary portrayals of pain, abuse and torture are proving to be true. Helnwein transfers these on the basis of an extensive pictorial knowledge that draws in particular on European Romanticism, but at the same time seamlessly transitions to the propaganda machinery of the Nazi dictatorship and the harmless duck cosmos of the famous Disney cartoonist Carl Barks.
The trivial breaks the noble and knocks the supposedly adorable off its pedestal. Helnwein proves to be a clever strategist here, and a master of quoting and referencing unfamiliar points of view.

Koblenz, Ludwig Museum, April - May 2021
Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, June - July 2021

Contents

From the Sleep of Reason - A Wake-Up Call
Beate Reifenscheid

Gottfried Helnwein. Master Surfer in the Shallows of the Human Abyss
Klaus Honnef

Gottfrid Helnwein. Works On Paper and Even More
Demetrio Paparoni

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