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Featuring examples from all the different media Anita Rée (1885- 1933) worked in, including paintings, watercolors, drawings and handcrafted works, this book sheds new light on a multifaceted oeuvre that ranges from impressionistic outdoor painting, to cubistic Mediterranean landscapes, to portraits inspired by New Objectivity. As an independent woman of the art world Rée existed between tradition and modernity, a German artist with international aspirations, and a Jew raised as a Protestant. As a result, Rée’s work references her in-between existence in a changing modern society during the Weimar Republic, while tackling the ever present question of identity. Her selfportraits reveal the self as a foreign being, she depicts people of different origin, intimate female nudes, and exaggerated society gentlemen, while her southern landscapes appear to be a place of yearning, her figural images as secular portrayals with religious content, and solitary animals are found in barren dunes. This volume, showcasing Rée’s full range of work, delves into the issue of the marginalization of artists, and is sure to delight fans of Modern Art.

Hardcover, 248 pages, 22,0 x 28,0 cm, 280 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5711-9
US November 15, 2017
UK October 15, 2017
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Karin Schick

Karin Schick is Curator and Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany.

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