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This story is the culmination of a three year investigation into some Nazi-lootd art I discovered at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The works are woodblock prints by Franz Marc, “Schöpfungsgeschicte II” (1914) and “Geburt der Pferde” (1913) that had been seized as Entartete Kunst from the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart,…[Read more]
A review of the Bill Viola exhibition at the Stavanger Kunstmuseum including Man Searching For Immortality / Woman Searching for Eternity (2013) and Tristan’s Ascension (2005) in conversation.
A review of the 2018 book by Robin Schuldenfrei, “Luxury and Modernism: Architecture and the Object in Germany 1900-1933.”
Reviews of Modern Masters “Degenerate” Art at the Kunstmuseum Basel and Gurlitt Status Report: – Confiscated and Sold, Kunstmuseum Bern – Nazi Art Theft and Its Consequences, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Jean Marie Carey deposited The Tempest and the Savages: Franz Marc, Hugo Ball, and a Decisive Moment in Dada-Expressionist Theater With a Special Appearance by August Macke in the group Der Blaue Reiter on Humanities Commons 1 year ago
This article discusses Franz Marc’s 1914 essay “Das abstrakte Theater”1 (Fig. 01), and the events surrounding an “Expressionist” production of Shakespeare’s Der Sturm planned by Marc and Hugo Ball the same year. Marc’s position in this detour from painting and writing can be understood in terms of his embrace of “die ‘Wilden’” – “th…[Read more]
This essay examines photographs of the German Expressionist artist, writer, and Tierliebhaber Franz Marc and his dog, Russi, taking the position that one of the most obvious characteristics of Marc’s life his – affectionate and respectful relationship with Russi – has been largely overlooked, though its documentation is clear. I extol the value…[Read more]
August Macke und Franz Marc pflegten bis zum Tod eine innige Freundschaft, die in
einem gemeinsam gemalten Bild einen fast utopischen Ausdruck fand: Das Paradies-
Fresko in Mackes Haus in Bonn. Das überlebensgroße Bild zeugt einerseits vom seltenen,
aber gelungenen Versuch einer künstlerischen Zusammenarbeit. Zum anderen
dokumentiert es die Su…[Read more]
A review of the exhibition catalogue for the show of the same name at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February-September 2017. This is a review for the Museum Bookstore. The url with images is here: http://www.guggenheimstore.org/books/visionaries-creating-a-modern-museum-exhbition-catalogue
This thesis uses ethology as a framework to examine Franz Marc’s paintings of animals. To perceive animals ethologically means acknowledging that animals feel, think, experience, and imagine the world. Ethology has come to include interpretive pursuits as well as traditional field studies, and as I show, Marc’s practice encompassed both asp…[Read more]
This is a review of Max Beckmann in New York. Written by Sabine Rewald and published by Yale University Press, this catalogue accompanies the eponymous exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifth Avenue, 16 October 2016-20 February 2017; 148 pages with color reproductions of all the paintings from the exhibition plus other Beckmann…[Read more]
Jean Marie Carey deposited Can Turm der blauen Pferde Be Found, and Do We Want to Find It? Questions and Interim Case Study of Schöpfungsgeschichte II and Geburt der Pferde in the group Der Blaue Reiter on Humanities Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
This is the introduction to a Raubkunst investigation spanning decades and continents.
These are reviews of publications produced by the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See, Germany, relating to retrospective texts and exhibitions of the painter and writer Franz Marc on the 100th anniversary of his death in 2016.
A review of the book of translations and commentaries, ed. Kimberly A. Smith, The Expressionist Turn in Art History: A Critical Anthology (2014).
A review of “The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights” (2013) by Stephen F. Eisenman
This paper is an intensely-focused study of Expressionist painter Franz Marc’s 1911 “Liegender Hund im Schnee” (Dog Lying in the Snow), a portrait of Marc’s dog, Russi. The purpose of this analysis is to show Marc’s careful description of the dog, in both his writings and the titles of other paintings of Russi, to depict the challenging subjects…[Read more]
This paper uses aspects of the type of Nachträglichkeit, or deferred action, as described by Hal Foster in “The Return of the Real” (1996) to recover Franz Marc’s utopian visions of Eden as shown in the mural Marc made with August Macke called “Paradies”. Traces of Marc’s ideas about animals and utopia can be found in Joan Jonas’s 2009 “Reading…[Read more]