Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Anselm Kiefer (1945-)

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I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.


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German painter, born in Donaueschingen; In 1966 Kiefer left law studies at the University of Freiburg to study at art academies in Freiburg, Karlsruhe, and Dusseldorf. He made huge paintings using symbolic photographic images to deal ironically with 20th-c. German history. He developed an array of visual symbols commenting on tragic aspects of German history and culture, particularly the Nazi period. In the 1970s Kiefer painted a series of landscapes that capture rutted, somber German countryside. His paintings from the 1980s acquired a physical presence both through the use of perspective devices and on the use of unusual textures; he also broadened his themes to include references to ancient Hebrew and Egyptian history. [Adapted from WebMuseum]

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