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A. R. Penck

A. R. Penck  

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(1939– )German painter, born in Dresden. He was born Ralf Winckler and took on his pseudonym in 1968, deriving the name from the geographer and Ice Age researcher Albrecht Penck (1858–1945), ...
Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen  

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(1954– )German painter, born in Krefeld. He studied under Sigmar Polke and was a close associate of Martin Kippenberger. All three shared a somewhat ironic stance and a reaction against the emphasis ...
Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer  

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(b Donaueschingen, 8 Mar. 1945).German painter. Early in his career he was a Conceptual artist, but he turned to painting and has become one of the chief exponents of Neo-Expressionism, with an ...
Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi  

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(b Baghdad, 9 June 1943).Iraqi-born British businessman and art collector. In 1970 he was co-founder with his brother Maurice of Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the world's largest advertising ...
Conceptual art

Conceptual art  

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A type of art in which the idea or ideas that a work represents are considered its essential component and the finished ‘product’, if it exists at all, is regarded primarily as a form of ...
Documenta

Documenta  

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A large international exhibition of contemporary art held at Kassel, Germany, every four or five years since 1955. The first such exhibition was of great cultural and political significance, as it ...
Elvira Bach

Elvira Bach  

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(1951– )German painter, born in Neuenhain, who has lived and worked principally in Berlin. She was associated with the Neo-Expressionist tendency of the 1980s and achieved great acclaim at the 1982 ...
Enzo Cucchi

Enzo Cucchi  

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(1949– )Italian painter and sculptor born in Morro d'Alba in the Marches. His early work was Conceptual, but in the late 1970s he returned to painting and became one of the leading Italian ...
Eugen Schönebeck

Eugen Schönebeck  

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(1936– )German painter, born in Heidenau, near Dresden. He initially studied in East Berlin but moved to the West in 1956, studying at the Hochschule für bildende Künste until 1961. He met Georg ...
Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz  

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(b Deutschbaselitz, Saxony, 23 Jan. 1938).German painter and sculptor. He is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Neo-Expressionism and his work has often been the subject of controversy, ...
gestural painting

gestural painting  

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A term describing the application of paint with expansive gestures so that the sweep of the artist's arm is deliberately emphasized. It carries an implication that the artist's actions express his or ...
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat  

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(1960–88)American painter, a key figure in the transition of Graffiti art from a street phenomenon to the world of galleries and mainstream modern art. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Haitian ...
Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel  

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(b New York, 26 Oct. 1951).American painter (and latterly sculptor and film director). His paintings are typically large and in a Neo-Expressionist vein; often they are on unusual materials such as ...
Karel Appel

Karel Appel  

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(b Amsterdam, 25 Apr. 1921; d Zurich, 3 May 2006).Dutch painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, designer, and writer, regarded as the most powerful of the post-war generation of Dutch artists. In ...
Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino  

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(1948– )Italian painter and sculptor, a leading figure in the Transavantgarde. Born in Paduli as Domenico Paladino he spent most of his youth in Naples. His paintings tend to vivid reds and ...
Neo-Expressionism

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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Term used to describe the return to figurative painting and sculpture in large-scale, aggressive and gestural works that gained international

Neo-Expressionism

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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A movement in painting, and to a lesser degree sculpture, which emerged in the late 1970s and was firmly established on the critical map in the early 1980s with a number of major ... More
Neo-Expressionism

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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Movement in painting (and to a lesser extent sculpture) emerging in the late 1970s, characterized by intense subjectivity of feeling

Neo-Geo

Neo-Geo  

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Term (short for Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) applied to the work of a group of American artists active in New York in the mid-1980s who employed a variety of styles and media but were linked by the ...
New Image Painting

New Image Painting  

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A vague term applied since the late 1970s to the work of certain painters who employ a strident figurative style, often with cartoon-like imagery and abrasive handling owing something to ...

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