Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work Cited

Work Cited



"Anselm Kiefer." UXL Newsmakers. 02 Mar, 2009.


The article goes in dept about the progress Kiefer went though. The article first starts with a little background information on how he started his art career. However, there has not been a lot of information about his life because he refuses to do interviews. The article follows his change in themes and technique as time progresses. Lastly, it shows how he became such a unique and controversial artist.



Colpitt, Frances. "Kiefer as occult poet: a currently traveling survey of Anselm Kiefer's work re-assesses his career, downplaying political controversy in favor of transhistorical mysticism." Art in America 94.3 (March 2006): 104(8). Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale. Boston Public Library. 2 Mar. 2009 


The article talks about some of Kiefer’s past and one of his art sets “Heaven and Earth.” The article begins by bringing up the controversy that surrounded Kiefer’s intense images during his beginnings. The majority of the article includes pictures of the some of the “Heaven and Earth” images and a deep observation on the technique and meaning behind them.


Craig, Yvonne. "ANSELM KIEFER." Independent Newspapers UK Limited. 1 Mar, 2009.


The article talks about how an artist transforms materials into art, and how Kiefer is a prime example of an artist. The author uses examples from his work in the White Cube gallery. He transforms his interests in mysticism and mythology with unusual items to create art that truly expresses him.


Genocchio, Benjamin. “Peering Through a Telescope of Time, Myth and History. (Westchester Weekly Desk)(ART REVIEW).” The New York Times, 4 June 2006 p16(L). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. 1 Mar. 2009 


The article talks about how Kiefer’s images introduced a taboo subject in the 1980’s. His unique pieces of art allow Germans feeling guilty to relief themselves and give an image to the new generation. He did not work on Holocaust inspired paintings all the time as he progressed to Jewish spirituality and writings of Velimir Chlebinkov.


Glueck, Grace. “Paintings by Anselm Kiefer, Inspired by the Poet Velimir Chlebnikov.” 16 June 2006. 22 March 2009. <>

The article goes into dept about the influence of poems by Velimir Chlebnikov, on Kiefer images. The article gives a brief description of both Velimir Chlebnikov and Anselm Kiefer. The main focus was the images being displayed at the Aldrich exhibition and the creation of the large 6 by 11 feet images.


Hubbard, Sue. "MARGARETE (1981) Anselm Kiefer SAATCHI COLLECTION." Independent, The (London). 02 Mar, 2009.


This article focuses more on how history influenced Kiefer’s art; history such as Paul Celan’s poems about the Holocaust. Celan’s characters allowed Kiefer to created a series of painting that contained Margarete and Shulamite. The article also talks about how his choice in materials to create the painting, like straw, had a deeper meaning. Lastly, it had a final paragraph giving a brief biography.


Jordan, Courtney. "Big questions." Smithsonian 37.6 (Sept 2006): 33(2). Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale. Boston Public Library. 1 Mar. 2009 


“Big Questions” gives some information about Kiefer’s life. It talks about how being born after World War II affected him and his generation. It also talks about how religion and beliefs affect his art.


Paul, Steve. “Kiefer, Anselm. Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth. (Brief Article)(Book Review).” Booklist, Nov 15, 2005 v102 i6 p12(1). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. 1 Mar. 2009 


The brief article gives a little information about how being born in the 1945 affected his life. The article says that viewers must decide when they see his work whether he is bombast or humble about his grey and controversial work. It also brings to light of multiple reoccurring themes in his sculptures and paintings.


Riding, Alan. “An Artist Sets Up House(s) at the Grand Palais.(The Arts/Cultural Desk)” The New York Times, May 31, 2007 pE1(L). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009


The article goes in dept about his technique of creating his art. It talks about his studio, which is a very large facility that houses his art and materials. The article also talks about some of his literary inspirations. The article is mostly about his rise to be a world know artist with his concentration on the Holocaust and large scale paintings.



Temin, Christine. “A NEW CANVAS FOR THE FIRST TIME, A KIEFER SHOW FOCUSES ON HIS PHOTOGRAPHY; [THIRD Edition].” Boston Globe. Boston Aug 16, 2002. pg. E.13. Proquest. Boston Public Library. 1 Mar. 2009 


Kiefer was raised a Nazi while growing up. Pictures were shown with his attire and while he was doing the salute. He is a very unique artist in the way he uses lead to create his art. The article focuses on a few of his images that he created.


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