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Ruth Baumgarte Turn of the Fire (Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch)

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$ 55.00 | £ 42.50

Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7913-5703-4

Date of publication:
US January 16, 2018
UK November 17, 2017
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Characterized by their radiant color and confident brushstrokes, the “African” paintings of Ruth Baumgarte are a dynamic reflection of the German artist’s deep passion for the continent.

After working as an illustrator Ruth Baumgarte found ultimate fulfillment as a painter when she started visiting Africa in the 1950s. She traveled to the African continent forty times over the course of her life. Her large-format oil paintings, often created from memory in her studio, are both a joyful expression of her love for the land and people, but also a way of preserving cultures. This book features both renowned and lesser-known works, including portraits, landscapes, and graphic works and all have her individual, rapid stroke style. Saturated with bright primary colors, these paintings leap off the page, and give off a nearly palpable heat. With rich illustrations, this book shows Ruth Baumgarte’s impression of Africa as a captivating and beautiful place.

Beate Reifenscheid (Editor)

BEATE REIFENSCHEID is Director of the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany.

With contributions from Maren Bodenstein, Chirikure Chirikure, Lindiwe Mabuza

Hardcover, 216 pages, 24,0 x 30,0 cm, 115 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5703-4

$ 55.00 | £ 42.50

Publishing House: Prestel

Date of publication:
US January 16, 2018
UK November 17, 2017

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