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Bassie, Ashley

Works: 14 works in 84 publications in 7 languages and 6,478 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N6847.5.E9, 709.04042
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Most widely held works by Ashley Bassie
Expressionism by Ashley Bassie( )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 3,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the movement of expressionism
Schiele, 1890-1918 by Esther Selsdon( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele's work is so distinctive that it resists categorisation. Admitted to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts at just sixteen, he was an extraordinarily precocious artist, whose consummate skill in the manipulation of line, above all, lent a taut expressivity to all his work. Profoundly convinced of his own significance as an artist, Schiele achieved more in his abruptly curtailed youth than many other artists achieved in a full lifetime. His roots were in the Jugendstil of the Viennese Secession movement. Like a whole generation, he came under the overwhelming influence of Vienna's most charismatic and celebrated artist, Gustav Klimt. In turn, Klimt recognised Schiele's outstanding talent and supported the young artist, who within just a couple of years, was already breaking away from his mentor's decorative sensuality. Beginning with an intense period of creativity around 1910, Schiele embarked on an unflinching exposé of the human form - not the least his own - so penetrating that it is clear he was examining an anatomy more psychological, spiritual and emotional than physical. He painted many townscapes, landscapes, formal portraits and allegorical subjects, but it was his extremely candid works on paper, which are sometimes overtly erotic, together with his penchant for using under-age models that made Schiele vulnerable to censorious morality. In 1912, he was imprisoned on suspicion of a series of offences including kidnapping, rape and public immorality. The most serious charges (all but that of public immorality) were dropped, but Schiele spent around three despairing weeks in prison. Expressionist circles in Germany gave a lukewarm reception to Schiele's work. His compatriot, Kokoschka, fared much better there. While he admired the Munich artists of Der Blaue Reiter, for example, they rebuffed him. Later, during the First World War, his work became better known and in 1916 he was featured in an issue of the left-wing, Berlin-based Expressionist magazine Die Aktion. Schiele was an acquired taste. From an early stage he was regarded as a genius. This won him the support of a small group of long-suffering collectors and admirers but, nonetheless, for several years of his life his finances were precarious. He was often in debt and sometimes he was forced to use cheap materials, painting on brown wrapping paper or cardboard instead of artists' paper or canvas. It was only in 1918 that he enjoyed his first substantial public success in Vienna. Tragically, a short time later, he and his wife Edith were struck down by the massive influenza epidemic of 1918 that had just killed Klimt and millions of other victims, and they died within days of one another. Schiele was just twenty-eight years old
Edvard Munch by Ashley Bassie( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- What is Expressionism? -- The Body and Nature -- The Self and the Psyche -- The Metropolis and Modernity -- Vision and the Spirit -- The End of Expressionism? -- Edvard Munch -- Biography -- List of Illustrations
Beckmann by Ashley Bassie( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dem Grafiker, Maler, Bildhauer und Lehrer Max Beckmann (1884-1950) gelang mit seinem Lebenswerk etwas, um dass sich viele Künstler vor und nach ihm vergeblich bemüht haben: Ein Œuvre zu schaffen, das den großen Kunsttraditionen huldigt ohne dabei nachahmerisch zu wirken, das expressionistisch ist ohne dabei die Realität ins Unkenntliche oder Lächerliche zu abstrahieren, das modern und wegweisend ist ohne der Selbstgefälligkeit eines avantgardistischen Denkens zu verfallen. Beckmanns Kunst lehnt sich gegen jederlei Zuordnung auf und bleibt dabei doch konkret und erfassbar. Vor dem Hintergrund von Max Beckmanns turbulentem Leben, seinem Dienst im Ersten Weltkrieg, der Ungewissenheit der Weimarer Republik und der Flucht aus Nazi-Deutschland, beleuchtet Ashley Bassie in diesem Bildband Beckmanns Schaffen und dessen Beziehung zum Expressionismus seiner Zeit
Egon Schiele by Egon Schiele( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Schiele by Esther Selsdon( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne boken gir en kronologisk oversikt over Egon Schieles liv og viser frem særtrekk ved hans arbeider. Schiele kom allerede som sekstenåring inn på kunstakademiet i Wien, men større betydning for hans kunstneriske utvikling skulle Gustav Klimts arbeider få. Sammen med likesinnede kolleger dannet Schiele Neukunstgruppe, og etter hvert frigjorde han seg fra Klimts påvirkning og utviklet sitt eget tema: seksualitet som en eksistensiell menneskelig impuls. Denne serien med små kunstbøker presenterer kunstnere og retninger innen kunsten. På høyre side presenteres et maleri, på venstre side finner man en kort og enkel tekst. Bøkene egner seg som en første introduksjon til en kunstner eller en kunstretning, og egner seg også til bruk i skolen. Bøkene er gjennomillustrert i farger. Foran i boken finnes en biografi over kunstnerens liv. Bak i boken er alfabetisk oversikt over de ulike maleriene
Schiele : Perfect Square by Jeanette Zwingenberger( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expresszionizmus by Ashley Bassie( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Beckmann (1884-1950) by Ashley Bassie( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'espressionismo by Ashley Bassie( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'expressionnisme (Collection Art of century) by Ashley Bassie( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Schiele : Mega Square by Jeanette Zwingenberger( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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