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BAUMEISTER, Willi (Stoccarda, 1880 - Stoccarda, 1955)Willi Baumeister (1889-1955)

Roma,  De Luca 1971

Catalogo della mostra tenutasi presso la Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Roma 28 aprile - 6 giugno 1971. Testi di Palma Bucarelli e Kurt Martin.Un testo di Willi Baumeister ("Il rapporto tra l'artista e l'ignoto"). Tavole f.t. a colori e in bianco e nero, con 123 illustrazioni. Catalogo delle opere esposte e Bibliografia

8vo (cm 24x21,5),  pp. 38 + tavole Brossura (wrappers) Copertina leggermente sporca e sciupata (Lightly soiled cover) Molto buono (Very Good)

Willi Baumeister's first presence on the art circuit took place with his participation in a group exhibition in Zurich, Amden House in 1912. In 1913 he participated in the exhibition of the first German Salon d'Automne in Berlin. After this initial period influenced by the painting of Cézanne and Cubism, he executed wall paintings from 1920 to 1922, inspired by the work of Le Corbusier and Ferdinand Léger.  From 1930 onwards, his painting evolved towards increasingly abstract forms, characterised by cold, intense colours, in a relief technique achieved by mixing sand, plaster and other materials. In 1933, with the advent of the Nazi regime, he was dismissed from teaching and his art was vilified and qualified as degenerate art. In 1939, the Jeanne Bucher Gallery in Paris organised a solo exhibition of his work. After the war, he returned to Stuttgart, resumed his teaching activities, wrote the book The Unknown in Art and participated in numerous exhibitions. In the last years of his life (he died in Stuttgart in 1955) Willi Baumeister gave a considerable impulse to modern art in Germany. In 1949 a new major exhibition at the Gallery Jeanne Bucher in Paris