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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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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 of...
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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 their...
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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 and...
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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. They...
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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 (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... painting. The essay provides a new narrative that moves beyond the polarity of realism and constructivism that has shaped our understanding of their work and relationship and has also tended to squeeze out the contradictions of the visual objects to which it supposedly pertains, rendering them mere...
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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 (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
... ekphrasis performatively 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...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 2017
... 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
... this work.”8 Humboldt had exerted a major influence on the painting of his last great portrait, showing him once more—and for the last time—in the way he wanted to be viewed and read by posterity. What do these portraits, painted late in his life, as a writing in images, express artistically and...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 109–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... before the trial was scheduled to begin, with the payment of nineteen million dollars in compensation to the Bondi heirs, an amount that, by all accounts, reflected the painting’s then-market value.17 The case had an enormous international impact from the moment it started. The fact that an...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... surprising emotional engagement and probing of a troubled masculin- ity, strong contrasts to the more formal abstract paintings and photograms for which he is better known. Both Moholy-Nagy and Brandt were working with complex pictorial theories that were interwoven with more personal responses to...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... collaged paintings of the 1950s and 1960s.”11 The idea of East German artists borrowing or appro- priating from American pop’s strategies is problematic, as it denies the emer- gence of a homegrown appropriative pop aesthetic. Either way, it seems clear that there were many artists—particularly those...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music , edited by Hoeckner Berthold , 19 – 40 . New York : Routledge . de Duve Thierry . 1991 . Pictorial Nominalism: On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade , translated by Polan Dana . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 35–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
... find time, she drew and painted the Baltic landscape, the Jewish people, and her daily routine in hospital with wounded soldiers.4 Hildebrand, who first served in the Saxon Infantry Regiment No. 100 on the western front, was wounded and relocated to the army’s press department and art...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 125–142.
Published: 01 February 2017
...- ing the war became an agent for Adolf Hitler as the latter amassed works for the Führermuseum he planned for the city of Linz on the Danube River. While the Americans secured several hundred artworks in Gurlitt’s possession at Schloss Pölnitz near Bamberg, they also lost at least six paintings...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
... manipulated via specific medial technologies. This means in the present context accounting for the role of visual media such as film, photography, television, painting, or even postcards in the construction The articles in this special issue had their genesis in a six-week Deutscher Akademischer...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2017
... 2012 German officials investigating violations of tax law discovered a trove of mainly nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European paintings and drawings in the Munich apartment and Salzburg house of Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive son of the prominent art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt. The...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
... perception to generate an active critical beholder.”8 Heartfield’s direct attacks against political authority are mirrored meta- phorically by attacking the authority of the image. Just as collage in painting had challenged the conventions of Renaissance perspective, photomontage challenged the...