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Dark Romanticism : from Goya to Max Ernst

Author: Felix Krämer; Roland Borgards; Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main.
Publisher: Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, ©2012.
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From its very inception in the late eighteenth century, Romanticism's celebration of euphoria and sublimity has been dogged by its equally intense fascination with melancholia, insanity, crime, the grotesque and the irrational. In 1930, the famous literary theorist Mario Praz named this strain in literature "Dark Romanticism," but its equivalent in art has never been thoroughly assessed in art history. This volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Krämer; Roland Borgards; Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main.
ISBN: 9783775733731 3775733736
OCLC Number: 794364047
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Sept. 26, 2012-Jan. 20, 2013.
Description: 305 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Essays. --
Dark Romanticism : an approach / Felix Krämer --
Uncanny images : the "night sides" of the visual arts around 1800 / Johannes Grave --
Nightmare-anxiety-apocalypse : the uncanny and catastrophic in the art of Modernism / Hubertus Kohle --
catalogue. --
Goya and the dark beauty / Manuela B. Mena Marqués --
Moments of the sublime : Fuseli and aspects of dark Romanticism in British art / Franziska Lentzsch --
Satan's heirs : the legacy of irrationality in French Romanticism / Nerina Santorius --
What you have seen in the darkness . : dark Romanticism in German painting before 1850 / Mareike Hennig --
The decadence and demonism of the self : French and Belgian symbolism / Dorothee Gerkens --
"Sapere aude" : Dark Romantic symbolism in an enlightened time / Claudia Wagner --
The omnipotence of the dream : Romanticism and Surrealism / Ingo Borges --
essays. --
"The light was removed" : on dark Romantic literature / Roland Borgards --
The sound of painting : dark Romanticism in opera / Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach --
Living images : dark Romanticism in cinema / Claudia Dillmann.
Other Titles: Schwarze Romantik.
From Goya to Max Ernst
Responsibility: edited by Felix Krämer ; texts by Roland Borgards [and others].

Abstract:

From its very inception in the late eighteenth century, Romanticism's celebration of euphoria and sublimity has been dogged by its equally intense fascination with melancholia, insanity, crime, the grotesque and the irrational. In 1930, the famous literary theorist Mario Praz named this strain in literature "Dark Romanticism," but its equivalent in art has never been thoroughly assessed in art history. This volume is the first to examine a current that runs from Goya's war etchings through Symbolism and up to Surrealism, presenting Romanticism as an intellectual position that was embraced throughout Europe and that endured into the twentieth century.
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