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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Andreas Huyssen The essay surveys how German painting East and West has dealt with the Third Reich and the Holocaust and how it is shaped by the Cold War confrontation. The comparison of East and West German art opens up both affinities and differences that challenge the lingering Cold War view...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Hughes Over the years, one question has irked critics of Daniel Richter's work more than any other: are his paintings political? For a German artist who began his professional career producing abstract-expressive pictures in 1995, it seemed particularly hard to maintain a left-wing stance...
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Published: 01 February 2024
Figure 2. László Moholy-Nagy, Painting Photography Film (1925). Book covers based on photograms. More
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Published: 01 November 2021
Figure 3. Cy Twombly, Vengeance of Achilles (1962). Rome. Oil paint and lead pencil on canvas. 118 1/8 × 68 7/8 in. (300 × 175 cm). © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich. More
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Karin L. Crawford This essay focuses on the relationship between ideology, language, and image to consider the question of subjectivity that is at the core of Gerhard Richter's cycle of paintings on the Red Army Faction. Through a close reading of Richter's paintings, I demonstrate how...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 87–107.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Amy Walsh This article traces the unusual story of a non-Western work of art stolen from a Polish noble, rather than Jewish, family during the German occupation. It illustrates the range of Nazi looting and the necessity of scrutinizing the provenance of every object, not only paintings. The story...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conflating exactitude with truth. Within this discursive framework, photography's truthfulness became located in the rhetorical quality of montage narratives rather than in realism. This move helped overcome established conceptual terms drawn from the tradition of painting, such as verisimilitude...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Susannah Heschel From the 1830s to the 1930s Jewish scholars came to dominate Islamic studies in Europe, particularly Germany, Hungary, and France, concentrating primarily on the Qur'an and the life of Muhammad but also painting a broad canvas describing the nature of Islam as a religion...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and thus a member of one of its diaspora nationalities. Despite their formal and procedural differences, both artists promoted photomontage as the premier agitational weapon of world communism and Soviet propaganda, contra the rise of documentary photography as well as various modes of realist painting...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Andrea Gyenge Abstract This article returns to the figure of the mouth in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Laocoön: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry . While many scholars treat Lessing’s attention to the statue’s mouth as a sign of his contempt for the body, the article argues that Lessing’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in passing in his Aesthetic Theory and that was, in turn, deeply influenced by the thought of Kandinsky’s nephew Alexandre Kojève, who also wrote an essay on his uncle’s paintings. This genealogy of motifs is of more than mere historical and anecdotal significance. At stake is nothing less than an accurate...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2022
... attempt to make Leonardo da Vinci relevant for the French poet’s age. Comparing Blumenberg’s comments on contemporary art with those in US formalist art criticism (Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried) provides a unique constellation of later modernist thinking on the plastic arts (painting and sculpture...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as well as pivotal chapters of European political history to model processes of resistance formation. Weiss’s extensive remediation of Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa in the transition from volume 1 to volume 2 and the political debate that The Aesthetics ’ narrator stages between...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the long blocks of prose Weiss settled on for the novel. Exemplified in volume 2’s opening confrontation with Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa , this search within the narrative vacillates between constituting erect forms and leveling them altogether. With the aid of Georges Bataille...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Alex Potts This article explores an often overlooked, broadly realist aspect of Weiss’s engagement with visual art in The Aesthetics of Resistance . Analysis of the role played in the novel by painted depiction usually focuses on dramatic stagings of figures engaged in violent struggle. The focus...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
... stages the disjunc- tion between a visceral and affective phenomenology of what is “seen” by the protagonist in the body of the text, and the ekphrastic framing of a constella- tion of discrete “scenes” of witnessing described in relation to Renaissance paintings encountered by the protagonist...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 33–76.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Figure 2. László Moholy-Nagy, Painting Photography Film (1925). Book covers based on photograms. ...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and learning experience. Weiss’s novel challenges readers to reevaluate how unintended and unforeseen consequences, triggered by the narrator’s attempts to keep his political promises, shape his decisions to look away, be it from the circumstances of Marcauer’s arrest and murder, the fading painting...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 2017
... with an iconic painting by the expressionist painter Franz Marc and featured the headline “Der Nazi- Schatz” (“The Nazi Treasure As the article revealed, among the artworks was Henri Matisse’s Femme assise, which originally belonged to the French dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled Paris when the Nazis...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., 1859, ending his work on the fifth volume of Kosmos? Eduard Buschmann, the mostly forgotten assistant to the Humboldt brothers, remarked at this point, “Here the death of this great author severed the thread running through this work.”8 Humboldt had exerted a major influence on the painting...