This richly illustrated volume explores mystical themes in European, Scandinavian, and North American landscape paintings from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
This book features works by Emily Carr, Marc Chagall, Arthur Dove, Paul Gauguin, Lawren Harris, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent van Gogh and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, among others. Common to their work is the expression of the spiritual crisis that arose in society and the arts in reaction to the disillusionments of the modern age, and against the malaise that resulted in the Great War. Many artists turned their backs on institutional religion, searching for truth in universal spiritual philosophies. This book includes essays investigating mystical landscape genres and their migration from Scandinavia to North America, with a focus upon the Group of Seven and their Canadian and American counterparts. Accompanying an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Musee d’Orsay, this book offers a penetrating look at the Symbolist influence on the landscape genre.
KATHARINE LOCHNAN is Senior Curator of International Efhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
KATHARINE LOCHNAN is Senior Curator of International Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario. ROALD NASGAARD is Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. BOGOMILA WELSH-OVCHAROV is Professor Emerita at University of Toronto.
With contributions from
Peter G. Martin,
Isabelle Morin Loutrel,
Michael R. Marrus,
William S. Kervin
Hardcover, 356 pages, 23,5 x 28,0 cm, 231 color illustrations
$ 60.00 | £ 40.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US November 01, 2016
UK November 01, 2016