Kubin is irrefutably one of the most original talents of his generation. Whether painting directly from his hallucinatory visions or illustrating the works of such literary giants as Balzac, Poe, Dostoevsky, and Gogol, Kubin eschewed the decorative artistry of earlier Austrian art. Instead, he was drawn to life"s dark undertones, represented in his work through his morbid subject matter and frenetic style. Filled with horrific yet fully realized imaginings that were eerily prescient of the era to come, this volume is certain to introduce Kubin to a wider audience - perhaps to an entire generation who see in art a way to contend with the upheaval and tribulation of their own time.
Annegret Hoberg is Head of Collections for the Blue Rider and the Kubin-Archiv at the Lenbachhaus in Munich.
Hardcover with jacket, 232 pages, 23,5 x 28,5 cm, 100 color illustrations, 109 b/w illustrations
$ 60.00* | £ 40.00* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US November 24, 2008