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Author: Frank WHITFORD
ISBN: 0297787187
Language: English
Pages: 221 pages
Category: Individual Artists
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st edition edition (1986)
Rating: 4.9
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Traces the life of the Austrian artist, describes how he escaped Nazi Germany, and assesses his place in modern art.

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Oskar Kokoschka painted a bulk of his portraiture between 1909 and 1914 ^ Whitford, Frank (1986). Oskar Kokoschka: A Life.

Oskar Kokoschka painted a bulk of his portraiture between 1909 and 1914. Whitford, Frank (1986).

Oskar Kokoschka: a life. biog/art ~ In his modest acknowledgment, Whitford states that his book is not the definitive biography. However, it is a knowledgeable and lively one. Kokoschka (1886-1980) wrote an autobiography published in 1974, and there is also a great deal of other writing by and about him. Austrian by birth, expressionist and humanist by temperament, he is best known for his kinetic, emotionally revealing portraits and energized, colorful landscapes

Frank Whitford's ''Oskar Kokoschka: A Life'' makes poignant reading as the story of an artist whose career was caught up in the turbulent European events of our self-destructive century but who kept his faith in human and humane values to the end. He learned those values i. .

Frank Whitford's ''Oskar Kokoschka: A Life'' makes poignant reading as the story of an artist whose career was caught up in the turbulent European events of our self-destructive century but who kept his faith in human and humane values to the end. He learned those values in turn-of-the-century Vienna, near which he was born in 1886.

Oskar Kokoschka : a life. Saved in: Main Author: Whitford, Frank. Other Authors: Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980. Published: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986. Subjects: Artists 20TH Century Austria.

Whitford, Frank (1986). Poem 1913 Translation. Happiness is otherwise an anagram of Alma & Oskar). National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, . Berland, Rosa JH. "The Early Portraits of Oskar Kokoschka: A Narrative of Inner Life". a b Lachnit, Edwin (2003). Retrieved 2 February 2015. Hilde Berger: Ob es Hass ist solche Liebe? Oskar Kokoschka und Alma Mahler, Böhlau Verlag, Wien 1999. ISBN 978-3-205-78078-6.

Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian, 1886-1980. Portrait of Franz Hauer, ca. 1914. Oskar Kokoschka Stillleben Mit Amaryllis Still Life With Amaryllis. Finn denne og andre Pins på Amaryllis av SevenPetals. Loreley - Oskar Kokoschka (1 March 1886 – 22 February 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Finn denne og andre Pins på Art av Susan Lynn B. Mer informasjon. Folk elsker også disse ideene. Self-portrait with a brush up Artist: Oskar Kokoschka Completion Date: 1913 Style: Expressionism Genre: self-portrait Tags: male-portraits,.

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Comments (2)
Kaim
The cover is misleading, with "A Life" hard to see at the bottom. Being the only KoKoschka book I could afford, I thought it would show at least some of his paintings. I couldn't be interested in a biography until I could see his work and there were only two small dry examples among many photographs. I'll try to return the book, as I'm not qualified to assess the prose. A good source of Kokoschka can be found in Kandel's "Age of Insight", with pictures and a description of his approach to portraits.
Shistus
Frank Whitford has provided the lay reader with a fine introduction to the life of one of the foremost artists of the century, one of the innovators of expressionism, yet a man who went his own way rather than acting in conformity with the tenets of a school. (To be fair, this was the customary behavior of the Masters, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists or Expressionists.)
The writing is clear, the subject thoroughly researched but not delivered in the Academic manner, and the volume is relatively brief. By design, there is an absence of color reproductions, an emphasis on black and white photographs of some of the people involved, and, mostly, not very good black and white photographs of a few of his pictures mentioned in the text. Clearly, this is not intended to be an introduction to his works, save in the broadest fashion, in the context of what he was doing at each stage of development; I should think one will be stimulated to pursue the works themselves through some of the sources available in English.
I won't go into any details of his life, his few years with Alma Mahler, one of the most fascinating woman of the era, is covered in the book ,as is his experience with World War 1 in which he was severely wounded and then, when returned to duty, suffered a major breakdown involving some pretty bizarre behavior.
I imagine nobody will come upon this review who has not had his curiosity piqued as to Kokoschka's life (or is doing a term paper involving him) so there should be no need to do a content review.To repeat, if one wants an easily read, satisfying introduction, this will serve you well. By the way, it is available from some of the other sites which aggregate booksellers, at a price half or less that which is currently listed for the Amazon affiliated sellers.