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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.

Exhibition at State Russian Museum, Marble Palace St. Petersburg (September, 5 - October, 22 2018) To museum website

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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