Chaïm Soutine: Against the Current (Hardcover)

Chaïm Soutine: Against the Current By Chaim Soutine (Artist), Susanne Gaensheimer (Editor), Susanne Meyer-Büser (Editor) Cover Image
By Chaim Soutine (Artist), Susanne Gaensheimer (Editor), Susanne Meyer-Büser (Editor)
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Themes of exile and alienation in the early work of Soutine

Inspired by Rembrandt, Chardin and Courbet, Cha m Soutine forged a new Expressionist idiom that bridged art history and modernity in its articulation of human vulnerability and existence on society's margins. His impasto portraits, executed in broad brushstrokes, his agitated, frenetic landscapes and his famous paintings of slaughtered animals all express, in vivid colors, an intense hunger for life and profound alienation in an uncertain world.
Despite the recognition his work received, Soutine remained an outsider throughout his life, a stranger to the social manners of his adopted home in France. This catalog focuses on his early masterpieces and series created between 1919 and 1925. Addressing the overarching theme of emigration and dislocation, essays reveal the traces of Soutine's Jewish origins in his work; illuminate the significance of his motifs and the metaphorical resonances of his animal carcasses; and show the influences of Soutine's art up to the present day.
Cha m Soutine (1893-1943) grew up in a shtetl near Minsk. In 1913 he arrived in Paris and moved into the legendary artist residence La Ruche (the Beehive), working alongside artists such as Chagall and Modigliani. Fleeing the Nazis, he died in 1943. His work has proved enduringly influential for artists such as de Kooning, Pollock, Bacon and Dubuffet.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783775755412
ISBN-10: 3775755411
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English