The work of Carl Spitzweg is often seen in close connection with the definitions of tranquility, petit bourgeois idyll, and bourgeoisie associated with the Biedermeier era. In order to correct this image, the catalog focuses on the socially and politically critical work of Carl Spitzweg, not least by taking into account historical, social, and political implications. The artist was by all means also a critical, sometimes biting commentator, who artistically documented the fractures and conflicts of his time as an attentive observer. In the confrontation, the topicality of his themes is revealed, which can be found in the "Generation Neo-Biedermeier" of the 21st century and can be clarified through precisely placed interventions by Erwin Wurm. Wurm's work also displays multiple facets of poetry and idyll, humor, and (self-)irony, and is peppered with political and cultural-analytical allusions. Both oeuvres are linked by critically reflective humor that shows everyday life from a different perspective, thus evoking multi-layered dimensions.
Publishing Year: 2017
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Editor(s): Hans-Peter Wipplinger
Dimensions: 28 x 23.5 cm
Weight: 1.2 kg
ISBN: 978 3 96098 103 9
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