Tekst: Isabel Schulz e.a.
Aantal pagina’s: 212
Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit
Uitgever: Hatje Cantz, 2010
Staat: Als nieuw
Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, 2010
In the 1930s, anyone traveling to Djupvasshytta in Norway might have run into the improbable figure of Kurt Schwitters, selling his landscapes and portraits to visiting tourists. Schwitters (1887-1948) had discovered the beauty of Norway on his first trip there in 1929, subsequently holidaying in the northwestern part of the country. In January 1937, the artist followed his son Ernst into exile, and constructed his second Merzbau, the Haus am Bakken (House on the Slope), near Oslo, where he remained until the Germans moved in to occupy the country in April 1940. Schwitters in Norway is the first book to examine the stylistically looser and more colorful collages and assemblages, with their pronounced use of natural materials such as stone, driftwood and feathers, as well as the abstract and landscape paintings, from this particularly productive period of the artist’s life. With nearly 100 color plates, this volume greatly enriches our picture of one of last century’s most influential artists.