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Egon Schiele and the art of popular illustration

"Presenting a radically different picture of Egon Schiele's work, this study documents (in one-to-one comparisons) the extent of the artist's visual borrowings from the Viennese humoristic journal, Die Muskete. Claude Cernuschi analyzes each comparison on a case-by-case basis, primari...

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Main Author: Cernuschi, Claude (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Book
Language:English
Published: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2023
Series:Routledge research in art history
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Author Notes:Claude Cernuschi
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Summary:"Presenting a radically different picture of Egon Schiele's work, this study documents (in one-to-one comparisons) the extent of the artist's visual borrowings from the Viennese humoristic journal, Die Muskete. Claude Cernuschi analyzes each comparison on a case-by-case basis, primarily, because the interpretation of cartoons and caricatures is highly contingent on their specific historical and cultural context. Although this connection has gone unnoticed in the literature, in retrospect, this correlation makes perfect sense. Not only was Schiele's artistic production frequently compared to caricature (and derided for being "grotesque"), but Expressionism and caricature are natural allies. One may belong to "high" art and the other to "popular" culture, yet both presuppose similar assumptions and deploy a similar rhetorical position: namely, that the exaggeration of human physiognomy allows deeper psychological "truths" to emerge. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, popular culture, and politics"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xi, 287 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9781032220314
9781032229300