Photoshop realism: life at a distance

Tuesday 29 November, 2005

Eberhard Havekost is being hyped as one of the hot "Young German Artists". His subjects are banal, he copies copies, he's interested in surfaces. Art critic Elke Buhr ventures to ask if there's any depth.
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The art of the ape

Friday 30 September, 2005

Like no other painter of his generation, the terminally ill artist Jörg Immendorff took up things German in his work. In a new exhibition in Berlin he has dramatised his life's work like a brilliant play. By Hanno Rauterberg
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A new dimension in painting

Tuesday 27 August, 2005

Artists have long attempted to transcend the surface of the painting. Michael Burges has dissolved it entirely – in his new series of paintings called "Virtual Space". By Gerhard Charles Rump
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A sight for sore eyes

Monday 1 August, 2005

The New Leipzig School is the new black. It paints the dark side of the fun society and sells like hotcakes. Christian Schüle dissects the myth.
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Goya's ghouls

Thursday 21 July, 2005

Berlin stages the most comprehensive show of the Spanish master ever seen in the German-speaking world. Stamina is needed to brave the horrors of his uncannily contemporary vision, but, pleads the curator, "Don't forget the happiness of Goya!" By Claudia Schwartz.
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"Hottentots in tails"

Friday 17 June, 2005

Once decried as degenerate, then celebrated as the height of artistic expression, the Expressionist group "Die Brücke" has been viewed very differently by the various regimes of Germany's 20th century. A turbulent history. By Christian Saehrendt
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Blue flower, where do you bloom?

Thursday 26 May, 2005

"Ideal Worlds" at Frankfurt's Schirn Gallery evokes a newfangled yearning for old-fashioned Romanticism with works by artists such as Peter Doig, David Thorpe, Kaye Donachie, and Christopher Orr. A sceptical excursion in the magical landscapes of contemporary art. By Wolfgang Ullrich
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The only thing I can really paint well is anger

Friday 8 April, 2005

Bernhard Heisig is a controversial figure in the German art world, having served in the SS and painted state portraits of both East and West German leaders. As a professor at the Leipzig Art School he taught the younger generation of painters now enjoying the international limelight such as Neo Rauch, Tim Eitel and Tilo Baumgärtel. The Leipzig Musem of Fine Art is currently showing a large retrospective of Heisig's work "Die Wut der Bilder".
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It's not a picture. What is it then?

Tuesday 1 March, 2005

Uta Baier talks with painter Georg Baselitz about home, folk art and provocation.
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