Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work Consulted

Work Consulted


“Anselm Kiefer.” White Cube. 1 Mar. 2009



The website shows multiple pictures of the Kiefer’s work. It gives a breief biography and his accomplishments in the art world. It also talks about his technique, exebitions, publications, and related links.


Bond, Tony. "Anselm Kiefer: in the studio and the landscape. (art feature)." Art and Australia 44.3 (Autumn 2007): 414(6). Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale. Boston Public Library. 26 Feb. 2009 


This article describes, in dept, about Kiefer’s studio and how he creates his pieces of art. His large scale paintings are actually created in an industrial sized hangar. He stores pieces of nature that he gains from traveling and uses it for his art. It describes his process of creating art by combining his uncompleted art together. He creates an environment so he could be surrounded in art everyday. His studio is almost like a heaven for artists.


Cowan, Alison. “Grand-Scale Lawn Art Stirs a Debate in Connecticut.” (Metropolitan Desk)” The New York Times, Jan 6, 2007 pB2(L). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009

Kiefer’s large scale sculptures create controversy in Connecticut. Andrew and Christine Hall, the owners of the sculpture by Kiefer, believe that it should be kept and it is an expression of the first amendment. The article expresses the ideas and arguments of those who want to keep the sculpture and those who want to take it down.

Johnson, Ken. “The Tragic Sublime And Concrete Rubble. (Movies, Performing Arts/Weekend Desk)(ART REVIEW ANSELM KIEFER).” The New York Times 4 Jan 2008 v157 i54179 pE40(L). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009

This article brings to light about a certain piece of art created by Kiefer was recently removed. The piece of art was a large 82 foot long sculpture that had many themes relating to human violence. The article continues on by introducing more creations by Kiefer that also are in enormous size and have the similar theme relating to war.

Jordan, Patrick. "Out of the ashes - exhibition of Anselm Kiefer's works of art." Commonweal. 02 Mar, 2009.


This article focuses on Kiefer’s earlier work. It is a compilation of 54 watercolors, gouaches, woodcuts, acrylics, and photomontages. The article talks about how Kiefer makes the viewer think about what he thinks. In his paintings the subjects revolve around Germanic mythologies, art, and philosophy, but on National Socialism, the Holocaust, and nuclear Armageddon. The article then moves on to describe many of the art work shown.


Jury, Louise "Kiefer creates the twin towers of Piccadilly." Independent, The (London). 02 Mar, 2009.


The article first introduces how Kiefer feels about 9/11. He says he is not a political artist and did not create a piece for 9/11. More of his religion inspires him to create the images and sculptures he has. The article then gives a detail biography of how the German Nazis affect his life.


Serafin, Amy. “The Louvre Now Accepts the Living.(Arts and Leisure Desk)(ART).” The New York Times, 21Oct 2007 v157 i54104 p32(L). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009


In this article, Serafin describes his art contributions to the Louvre in Paris. The Louvre has not had any additions since Georges Braque painted the ceiling of Henri II's former antechamber in 1953.


Shone, Richard "Georg Baselitz/Anselm Kiefer/Sigmar Polke - art by Germans exhibited in United Kingdom." ArtForum. 02 Mar, 2009.


The article talks about the three artists mentioned above. It gives detailed background on each of them and how life in German affected them. It tells how Kiefer’s work eventually was brought to the United Kingdom to be viewed.


The 2008 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade Will be Awarded to Anselm Kiefer.” PR Newswire Association LLC (2008). Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009

The article talks about how Kiefer is awarded the 2008 Peace Prize of the German Book by The German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association. The article also talks about how Kiefer was an artist who made people confront the images of war. It states that his images make the viewer into readers.

The Louvre's Kiefer unveiled.(ARTWORLD)(Anselm Kiefer)(Brief article).” Art in America, Jan 2008 v96 i1 p160. Infotrac. Boston Public Library. Boston, MA. 26 Feb. 2009

This brief article talks about a 30 by 15 foot art project that was just revealed in a staircase of the department of Egyptian antiquities in the Sully wing. It shows a reclined man on cracked soil looking up to the black, gold, and silver sky.



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