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Heller, Reinhold

Works: 115 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 7,687 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Other, Creator, Translator, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Curator
Classifications: ND773.M8, 759.81
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Most widely held works about Reinhold Heller
Most widely held works by Reinhold Heller
Munch : his life and work by Reinhold Heller( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and French and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most innovative painter of Norway, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was not only one of the masters of symbolism and a major forefunner of expressionism but also a pioneer of twentieth-century art and of the depiction of emotional experience and psychological development. His paintings and graphic works, concerned with themes of sexuality, love, anxiety, and death, depict universal emblems of the fears and needs besetting the modern individual and reveal the unique psychology of Munch himself. In the general adulation of this artist, the reality of the man and the struggle of his art have often been overshadowed. Reinhold Heller demonstrates the full range of Munch's art, but also explores Munch's personality and thought to reveal an artist who, though sure of his talents, questioned the significance of art itself and found justification only in the power to communicate the complexity of life's experience and the mystery of death. Munch's art forms a visual diary and commentary on his own life and beliefs: a childhood burdened by sickness, his mother's and sister's tubercular deaths, and his father's fanatical religious faith; an adolescence of rebellion against tradition; his exploration of symbolist and decadent ideals; his scarring sexual liaisons; and his struggles against alchoholism and insanity. Heller has translated from the original Norwegian much of Munch's difficult and fragmented writing, which has been unavailable in English. His extensive use of these copious unpublished writings and other rare material replaces the myths of Munch's career with documented biography and art history. The illustrations present a rich collection of Munch's work as a painter, printmaker, and drafsman. Relatively unknown works from both public galleries and private collections are included, as well as the major works in Norwegian museums. Munch's images, his stylistic development, and the harrowing events in his life are closely interwoven in this definitive study to provide students of European painting with a powerful and stimulating picture of his varied art and genius."--Jacket
Edvard Munch: The Scream by Reinhold Heller( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Wilhelm Lehmbruck by Wilhelm Lehmbruck( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in Germany, 1909-1936 : from expressionism to resistance : the Marvin and Janet Fishman collection by Reinhold Heller( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van Duitse schilder- en tekenkunst
Gabriele Münter : the years of expressionism, 1903-1920 by Reinhold Heller( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Gabriele Munter (1877-1962) shines like a jewel in the male-dominated avant-garde Expressionist movement. Most accounts of the frenetically creative years in Munich and Murnau fail to recognize the uniqueness of Munter's vision: her work is unjustly eclipsed by that of her colleagues, not least Vassily Kandinsky's. This book redresses the balance. Some one hundred of the artist's most seminal works are reproduced in this lavishly illustrated volume; they include several from private collections that have never before been published. Gabriele Munter: The Years of Expressionism, 1903-1920 is an exploration of Munter's crucial contribution to German Expressionism in the genres of landscape, portrait and still-life painting. Her place and significance in the development of this movement are critically examined, with particular attention paid to the iconography of her paintings and the lyrical strength of her work
Toulouse-Lautrec : the soul of Montmartre by Reinhold Heller( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physically disabled since childhood ... a misfit among misfits, he produced countless painting, drawings, and lithographs of the actresses, dancers and prostitutes he encountered" in the brothels, theatres and cafés of Montmartre.--Jacket
Brücke : German expressionist prints from the Granvil and Marcia Specks collection by Reinhold Heller( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, published in conjunction with the Milwaukee Museum of Art's Granvil and Marcia Specks collection, presents a collection of the Museum's German Expressionist prints. German Expressionism refers to a creative movement beginning in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin, during the 1920s. The author has included a body of imagery that reveals the myriad concerns of the age -- the joys and the pain of life in Germany from the 1890s to the 1930s. The prints of Kathe Kollwitz, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, George Grosz and Lionel Feininger are only a few of the wide range of artists whose work reflected the fragile years from the Second Empire to the rise of the Nazis. This work showcases etchings and drypoints of biting spontaneity and intensity, lithographs of corrosive ingenuity, and woodcuts to stir the soul heralded an era of individuality and democracy
Brücke : the birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905-1913 by Reinhold Heller( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A representative volume featuring the masterpieces by Die Brücke, whose bold, expressive art heralded the birth of Expressionism in Germany. The Brücke group was founded in 1905 by four students in Dresden: Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The name Brücke, which means "bridge" in German, was chosen to represent their intention of linking the art of the past with that of the future. Drawing on diverse sources, ranging from medieval woodcuts to African and Oceanic art, they fused these influences into a highly distinctive style. Living and working communally, the Brücke artists shared a fervent faith in a utopian future. Through their art, they sought to restore a sense of value and unity in a fragmenting world. With their emphasis on vivid color and emotional directness, these artists gave birth to German Expressionism. Accompanying an exhibition at the Neue Galerie in New York, this publication examines the Brücke through its various manifestations: vivid renderings of rural life; candid studio portraits; and searing, critical depictions of the rapidly changing urban milieu. It demonstrates how this group of young firebrands invigorated and altered the art of their time."--Publisher description
The German print portfolio, 1890-1930 : serials for a private sphere by Robin Reisenfeld( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its importance among Symbolist, Naturalist, Expressionist, and New-Objectivity printmakers in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and Austria, the print portfolio as an art form has never been examined comprehensively in an English-language publication. Its seminal role in defining a new audience for German and Austrian art beginning in the 1890s; its status as a hedge against the rising economic and political turmoil of the 1920s; its value as a reflection of personal and public, economic, social and political concerns; and even its roots in high and low culture make the investigation of this unique graphic format both necessary and exciting. The German Print Portfolio 1890-1930: Serials for a Private Sphere examines the central role played by the portfolio in German and Austrian graphics through the rich examples in the collection of the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art and the Marcia and Granvil Specks Collection. Two Naturalist series by Lovis Corinth, Expressionist examples by artists of Brücke as well as by Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, and Oskar Kokoschka, and New-Objectivity and Realist works by Otto Dix, George Grosz, and the Berlin social critic Rafaello Busoni document the diverse stylistic paths this new trend followed. From Klinger's Eine Liebe (A Love) to Barlach's Schiller, An die Freude (Schiller, Ode to Joy) and again to Kokoschka's Der gefesselte Kolumbus (Columbus Chained), the group of portfolios represents a wide range of print techniques. In addition to a discussion of media and artistic choice, the essays examine the uses and themes of portfolios, from direct political, social, or economic commentary to literary, and even musical allusions."--Publisher description
Confronting identities in German art : myths, reactions, reflections by Reinhold Heller( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munch and expressionism by Jill Lloyd( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue accompanies a major exhibition at the Neue Galerie new York devoted to offering a fascinating new look at the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and his influence on his Austrian and German contemporaries. Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was highly regarded for his exploration of dark themes, including alienation, sin, and human vulnerability. His work incorporates the vivid colors of previous styles, but Munch intensified their emotional power and paved the way for an entirely new approach to painting. Although much has been written about Munch's life and its influence on his art, this catalogue is the first thorough study of the artist's impact on his German and Austrian peers, and places his oeuvre in an Expressionist context. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine the close connection between Munch and his Austrian and German counterparts, with special attention focused upon the work of Max Beckmann. Munch's self-portraits are also closely examined, as is his seminal role in working with the woodcut in a highly innovative fashion, and his influence upon the work of Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in particular"--
Stark impressions : graphic production in Germany, 1918-1933 by Reinhold Heller( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features major works by Kandinsky and other members of the Blue Rider group
Still more distant journeys : the artistic emigrations of Lasar Segall by Stephanie D'Alessandro( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exhibition catalog devoted to the entire output of Lasar Segall is currently the most comprehensive overview of the artist and his work. The exhibition itself, one of the most complete retrospectives of Segall ever displayed, was seen only in Chicago and New York. Texts cover Segall's immigration to Germany (1905) and to Brazil (1924), and his artistic biography, highlighting his participation in the Dresdner Sezession as a key figure in the development of German expressionism and his subsequent significance in Brazilian modernism. Includes supplementary documentation, as well as a large number of photographs, ephemera, and publications. The exhibition included over 220 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings; virtually all of them are reproduced here in color or b/w"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The earthly chimera and the femme fatale : fear of woman in nineteenth-century art : the David and Alfred Smart Gallery, the University of Chicago, May 20 - June 21, 1981 : an exhibition by David and Alfred Smart Gallery( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two and one : printmaking in Germany, 1945-1990( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard Auer : a yearning for art by Reinhold Heller( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horst Janssen : drawings, 1979-1983 : etchings, 1970-1983 by Horst Janssen( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edvard Munch : the modern life of the soul by Edvard Munch( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través de 87 pinturas y 50 obras sobre papel, la muestra recorre la trayectoria artística de Munch, desde el naturalismo inicial hasta la exploración de la experiencia existencial moderna, y refleja la lucha del artista por traducir sus traumas personales a un lenguaje universal, abordando en ese proceso los componentes fundamentales de la existencia humana: nacimiento, amor y muerte
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Gabriele Münter : the years of expressionism, 1903-1920
Toulouse-Lautrec : the soul of MontmartreBrücke : the birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905-1913The German print portfolio, 1890-1930 : serials for a private sphereConfronting identities in German art : myths, reactions, reflectionsStark impressions : graphic production in Germany, 1918-1933Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue RiderStill more distant journeys : the artistic emigrations of Lasar SegallEdvard Munch : the modern life of the soul
Alternative Names
Heller R.

Heller, R. A. 1940-

Heller, Reinhold

Heller, Reinhold A. 1940-

Heller, Reinhold A. Heller, Reinhold August

Heller, Reinhold August 1940-

ヘラー, R.

ヘラー, ラインホルド

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