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Art History at the Library

I was very happy to have the grant renewed and be invited back to the SouthShore Regional Public Library for another series of "Art History at the Library" discussions. The library had in mind a series that was a little more intensive than "art appreciation"-cruise...

Introducing Michelangelost™

Michelangelost™ is the newest name for the blog I have been writing since 2006, which began as mostly about dogs and animals. It has since had several titles, including Errata and German Modernism, and expanded to include numerous topics. Even though this website is...

Max Beckmann in New York: Exhibition Visit and Book Review

While I was in New York City for the College Art Association meeting – more on this next post – I was really busy and also sick the entire time. Fortunately though I did get to go to a few museums, and a significant highlight was the Max Beckmann in New York...
Hienieden Franz Marc ~ Trauerarbeit 100

Hienieden Franz Marc ~ Trauerarbeit 100

Indexical photo with authorial shadow; graves of Franz and Maria Marc On 4 March 2016, the 100th anniversary of the death of the painter, animal lover, writer, and ever-elusive person Franz Marc, I visited Marc’s grave in Kochel. Initially I had intended to spend the...

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Franz Marc, 8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916

Franz Marc, 8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916

Franz Marc's "Aphorism 82," from Die 100 Aphorismen, 1915. "Ich sah das Bild, das in den Augen des Teichhuhns sich bricht, wenn es untertaucht: die tausend Ringe, die jedes kleine Leben einfassen, das Blau der flüsternden Himmel, das der See trinkt, das verzückte...

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Franz Marc’s Winterschläfer

Franz Marc’s Winterschläfer

In the spirit of rebirth an excerpt from my research about Franz Marc’s visualization of a kind of pantheistic utopia, followed by an introduction and explanation about this new website and some other breaking German Modernism news. §         §       § Though it...

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Franz Marc’s Winterschläfer

Franz Marc’s Winterschläfer

In the spirit of rebirth an excerpt from my research about Franz Marc’s visualization of a kind of pantheistic utopia, followed by an introduction and explanation about this new website and some other breaking German Modernism news. §         §       § Though it...

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Franz Marc and “Das abstrakte Theater”

Franz Marc and “Das abstrakte Theater”

  So I am pleased and grateful to report the publication of my first peer-reviewed anthology chapter in the journal Expressionismus in the special issue Der performative Expressionismus. The article is called “‘Der Sturm’ und die Wilden.? Franz Marcs...

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Hund vor der Welt: How a Dog Sees the World

Hund vor der Welt: How a Dog Sees the World

I write about this painting a lot – in fact I once, for quite a long time, devoted my academic research solely to this painting – but I realised I don't often say anything about it in this space. So here is a little excerpt not from my current chapters but from a side...

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