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Peters, Olaf

Works: 170 works in 304 publications in 3 languages and 4,019 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, wat, wst, Other, Creator, Interviewee, dgs, Publishing director, Organizer of meeting, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: N6888.D5, 759.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olaf Peters
Degenerate art : the attack on modern art in Nazi Germany, 1937 by Olaf Peters( Book )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Während der NS-Diktatur in Deutschland wurde ein großer Teil der modernen Kunst als "entartet" diffamiert und die Künstler und deren Förderer aufs Massivste verfolgt. Verfemt wurden Werke, die nicht mit den nationalsozialistischen Idealen und volkspädagogischen Interessen vereinbar waren. Die Verurteilung erstreckte sich auch auf kommunistische und jüdische Künstler und auf nahezu alle großen Kunstströmungen: Expressionismus, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, Surrealismus, Kubismus und Fauvismus. Verfemte Künstler waren u. a. Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Lovis Corinth, Max Ernst und Oskar Kokoschka. 'Degenerate Art' beschreibt die 1937 in München stattfindende Ausstellung Entartete Kunst, die den Angriff auf die moderne Kunst in Gang setzte. Sie wurde in der Nähe vom damaligen "Haus der Deutschen Kunst" gezeigt, in dem zeitgleich die erste Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung stattfand, die Künstler ausstellte, die vom NS-Regime offiziell anerkannt waren. Weitere Themen im Buch sind die Entstehung und Entwicklung des Begriffs "Entartete Kunst", Details zur nationalsozialistischen Kunstpolitik sowie die Nachwirkungen des Angriffs auf die moderne Kunst.0Exhibition: Neue Galerie New York, USA (13.03.-30.06.2014)
Otto Dix by Otto Dix( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than almost any other German painter, Otto Dix and his works have profoundly influenced the popular notion of the Weimar Republic. His paintings were among the most graphic visual representatives of that period, exposing with unsparing and wicked wit the instability and contradictions of the time." "The particular role that Dix played as an artist in the Weimar Republic can only be understood against the backdrop of the painter's experiences during the First World War, from 1914 to 1918. The essay in the present volume by Dietrich Schubert discusses this theme using Dix's war-era self-portraits as examples. The artist's wartime experiences also shaped his shockingly brutal depictions of sexual attitudes and his paintings of prostitutes, the subject of another of the essays in this publication." "This catalogue accompanies an exhibition that will run from March 11 through August 30, 2010, at Neue Galerie New York, before travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be on view from September 24, 2010, to January 2, 2011. It includes the paintings that Dix is best known for - paintings from the so-called "golden Weimar years"--But to contextualize them, it also includes Dix's work from the early 1920s, as well as his later more allegorical work, produced as veiled protest against the Third Reich."--Jacket
Berlin Metropolis 1918-1933( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1871 and 1919, the population of Berlin quadrupled and the city became the political center of Germany, as well as the turbulent crossroads of the modern age. This was reflected in the work of artists, directors, writers and critics of the time. As an imperial capital, Berlin was the site of violent political revolution and radical aesthetic innovation. After the German defeat in World War I, artists employed collage to challenge traditional concepts of art. Berlin Dadaists reflected upon the horrors of war and the terrors of revolution and civil war. Between 1924 and 1929, jazz, posters, magazines, advertisements and cinema played a central role in the development of Berlin's urban experience as the spirit of modernity took hold. The concept of the Neue Frau -the modern, emancipated woman-helped move the city in a new direction. Finally, Berlin became a stage for political confrontation between the left and the right and was deeply affected by the economic crisis and mass unemployment at the end of the 1920s. This book explores in numerous essays and illustrations the artistic, cultural and social upheavals in Berlin between 1918 and 1933 and places them in a broader historical framework
Van Gogh and expressionism by Jill Lloyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication is the first to examine the enormous influence of Van Gogh on German and Austrian Expressionism. It presents numerous masterpieces by Van Gogh and the Expressionists, including extremely powerful works by the painters of Die Brucke, Der Blaue Reiter, and the Viennese avant-garde."--Jacket
Alfred Kubin : drawings 1897-1909 by Alfred Kubin( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) created drawings that plumb the depths of the shadow world of the human subconscious, with its unguarded impulses and fears. Though a contemporary and fellow countryman of artist Gustav Klimt and designer Josef Hoffmann, Kubin eschewed the decorative impulses found in their work. Instead, inspired by the art of Francisco Goya, Felicien Rops, Max Klinger, James Ensor, and Edvard Munch, he produced dark, hallucinatory visions of violence and eroticism." "This publication accompanies the exhibition Alfred Kubin - Drawings 1897-1909, Much features more than 100 works on paper by the artist. On view at the Neue Galerie from September 25, 2008, through January 26, 2009, this is the first major Kubin exhibition ever held in the United States, and it focuses on his early, often nightmarish drawings, watercolors, and lithographs. The exhibition is organized by Annegret Hoberg, curator of the Stadtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Munich." "Essays examine the artist's early career; his status as a literary figure; and his development of a form of Modernism that ran counter to prevailing trends. The more than 100 illustrations reveal an artist who was able to articulate our darkest nightmares with frightening clarity."--Jacket
Die Biographie - Mode oder Universalie? Zu Geschichte und Konzept einer Gattung in der Kunstgeschichte( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the field of art, concepts in which a work has been considered from the perspective the artists themselves have long been in fashion. They are reflected in how highly artists' statements are valued, and characterize the working methods of art history and criticism.00On this basis, the publication looks at the different genres of the biography and its periphery. It examines monographs that connect life and work in the form of an artist's biography, as well as the "masquerade" of the autobiography and what artists say about themselves and their work in interviews or in programmatic statements. It also takes an in-depth look at the memoirs of art historians and the academic biography of the scholar
Alois J. Schardt : ein Kunsthistoriker zwischen Weimarer Republik, "Drittem Reich" und Exil in Amerika by Olaf Peters( )

8 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das umfangreiche Typoskript "Wesensmerkmale der deutschen bildenden Kunst", das Alois J. Schardt (1889-1955) im Frühjahr 1933 mit der Absicht verfasste, Direktor der Nationalgalerie in Berlin zu werden, wird in der Forschungsliteratur häufig zitiert, konnte zuvor aber nur im Archiv eingesehen werden. Es bietet zusammen mit zwei weiteren bislang unveröffentlichten Manuskripten die Gelegenheit, sich mit Schardts Konzept vom "Wesen" der deutschen Kunst auseinanderzusetzen. Aufsätze zu seiner Moderne- und Mittelalterforschungen, seiner Museums- und Lehrtätigkeit, seiner Freundschaft mit Lyonel Feininger sowie allgemeinere Beiträge zum Berufsfeld des Kunsthistorikers zwischen den Weltkriegen und zu ästhetischen Positionen dieser Zeit kontextualisieren Schardts Wirken. Der Band versteht sich als Grundlage weiterer Forschungen zur Geschichte der Moderne der Zwischenkriegszeit in Deutschland
Before the fall : German and Austrian art of the 1930s by Stefanie Heckmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition, comprised of nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, will trace the many routes traveled by German and Austrian artists and will demonstrate the artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of World War II. Central topics of the exhibition will be the reaction of the artists towards their historical circumstances, the development of style with regard to the appropriation of various artistic idioms, the personal fate of artists, and major political events that shaped the era. The show assembles key works by leading artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin, and artists less familiar to audiences in the United States including Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Franz Sedlacek, Josef Scharl, and Rudolf Wacker, who will each be represented by small groups of significant works. Among the important loans to the exhibition will be Max Beckmann's "Bird Hell" from 1937-38, Oskar Kokoschka's "Portrait of Thomas G. Masaryk" from 1935-36, and Richard Oelze's "Uncanny Expectation" from 1935-36. The exhibition will also feature photographic portraits by Helmar Lerski and August Sander. 00Exhibition: Neue Galerie, New York, USA (08.03. - 28.05.2018)
Neue Sachlichkeit und Nationalsozialismus : Affirmation und Kritik 1931-1947 by Olaf Peters( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Marc and August Macke 1909-1914 by Franz Marc( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the five years Franz Marc and August Macke knew each other, the two men carried on an artistic and personal friendship that had an immense impact of each of their careers. This book traces their relationship and features meticulously reproduced images that bring their paintings--and the bond they shared--to life. In addition to paintings, watercolors, and drawings from both artists, this book includes objects and documents that show their connection to one another. A series of essays explore the artists' conversations about color theory and non-representational painting, their work with the Blue Rider group, their joint mural, Paradise, and the influence of French painters on their art. This book also reveals how 20th-century Expressionism evolved during Marc and Macke's collaboration. While celebrating the two men's obvious differences, this volume reveals how their differences served to deepen their friendship and how their distinct artistic styles influences one another"--Publisher's description
Splendor and misery in the Weimar Republic by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the glamour of the Golden Twenties to the depths of the dark side of a world undergoing rapid change - the penetrating content of works by more than 60 artists recreates the age of the Weimar Republic, big - city life and the entertainment scene as well as the consequences of the First World War and socially controversial topics such as prostitution, political struggle and social tensions. As the first German democracy, the Weimar Republic (1918 - 1933) is regarded as a time of crisis and transition - from the German Empire to the totalitarian regime of National Socialism. Numerous artists not only portrayed these years in their realistic representations, which are ironical and grotesque as well as critical - analytical; they also aimed to comment on the stat us quo and bring about social change. Works from Otto Dix and George Grosz via Conrad Felixmuller and Christian Schad to Dodo, Jeanne Mammen, Elfriede Lohse - Wachtler, famous artists and others waiting to be rediscovered, paint a multi - layered and political picture of the Weimar Republic."
Vom schwarzen Seiltänzer : Max Beckmann zwischen Weimarer Republik und Exil by Olaf Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Dix : der unerschrockene Blick : eine Biographie by Olaf Peters( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunstgeschichte im "Dritten Reich" : Theorien, Methoden, Praktiken by Ruth Heftrig( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der erste Band der Schriften zur modernen Kunsthistoriographie geht auf eine Tagung zurück, die im Herbst 2006 als Resümee und Erweiterung des genannten GKNS-Projekts in Bonn stattgefunden hat. Die in den Beiträgen dokumentierten Ergebnisse des Projekts sind differenziert und halten neues Material für die Beschäftigung mit dem schwierigen Kapitel Wissenschaft im "Dritten Reich" bereit. Der Band beinhaltet Impulse für die methodische Entwicklung der Fachgeschichte, Analysen der Sprache, Methoden und Handlungen von Universitätsdozenten, Museumsdirektoren, Kunstkritikern, Denkmalpflegern, Restauratoren und Kunsthändlern, Beiträge über Institutionen wie die Deutsche Akademie, den Bruckmann-Verlag oder über das offizielle Geschichtsbild des Deutschen Reiches. Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Aspekte der Fachgeschichte heute 2. Biografische und institutionelle Zugriffe 3. Methodik, Terminologie und Vermittlung einer "deutschen" Kunstgeschichte 4. Kunstgeschichte zwischen Propaganda und Verbrechen
Otto Dix : der Krieg - das Dresdner Triptychon by Otto Dix( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Dix : der unerschrockene Blick by Olaf Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Dix (1891 - 1969) prägte wie kaum ein anderer Maler das Gesicht der Weimarer Republik. Seine Bilder der Neuen Sachlichkeit wirken wie Ikonen einer so schillernden wie bedrückenden Zeit. Im Nationalsozialismus als "entartet" geächtet, lebte er zurückgezogen am Bodensee und wandte sich unverfänglichen, z.T. christlichen Themen und der Landschaft zu. Nach 1945 setzte er seine Karriere trotz der vorherrschenden Abstraktion fort, erfuhr in beiden deutschen Staaten Anerkennung, ließ sich aber von keiner Strömung und Kulturpolitik vereinnahmen. Eine neue, kompakte Darstellung von Leben und Werk des Künstlers ist längst überfällig, gibt es doch seit Anfang der 90er Jahre keine neue, den Forschungsstand berücksichtigende Gesamtdarstellung in dieser Form mehr. Olaf Peters verarbeitet zeitgenössische Quellen und Publikationen sowie den privaten Nachlass des Künstlers. Er stellt die Dix-Rezeption und die künstlerischen Strategien des Malers dar und ihm gelingt eine neue Analyse von Hauptwerken. Das Ergebnis ist eine fundierte, epochenübergreifende Gesamtdarstellung des von Brüchen gekennzeichneten Lebenswerks
Deutsche Künstler im Exil 1933-1945 : Werke aus der Sammlung Memoria Thomas B. Schumann( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So vielfältig wie die Einzelschicksale der Exilanten, waren auch die von ihnen vertretenen künstlerischen Positionen. Neben bekannteren Namen wie Charlotte Berend-Corinth, Ludwig Meidner, Eugen Spiro oder Josef Scharl zählen die meisten der in der Ausstellung vorgestellten Künstlerinnen und Künstler zur so genannten "verschollenen" Generation. Sie blieben nach 1945 im Abseits des Vergessens. Erst in den 1970er-Jahren begann man, sich für sie zu interessieren und ihr vielseitiges künstlerisches Schaffen wieder zu entdecken. Die Ausstellung versammelt höchst unterschiedliche ästhetische Positionen und erinnert an eine deutsche Künstlergeneration, die während einer besonders lebendigen, von vielfältigen Stilen geprägten Epoche tätig war. Bis auf vier Leihgaben von Armin Stern und Leo Maillet stammen alle Werke aus der Sammlung "Memoria" von Thomas B. Schumann, der sich seit vielen Jahren als Autor, Verleger und Sammler intensiv mit der Exil-Thematik beschäftigt. Exhibition: Stadtmuseum Langenfeld, Germany (14.08.2016-16.10.2016)
Rosa und Anna Schapire Sozialwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte und Feminismus um 1900 by Burcu Dogramaci( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieser Sammelband befasst sich mit die aus einer jüdischen Familie in Brody (Galizien) stammenden Schwestern Rosa (1874-1954) und Anna Schapire (1877-1911) . Die Kunsthistorikerin Rosa engagierte sich für expressionistische Kunst, war passives Mitglied der Dresdner Künstlergruppe Brücke und unterstützte Künstler ihrer Zeit durch ihre publizistische Tätigkeit. 1939 emigrierte sie nach England. Die Sozialwissenschaftlerin und politische Publizistin, Übersetzerin und Lyrikerin Anna fand war eine Pionierin der Frauen- und Arbeiterbewegung
Ermittlung und Auswertung des derzeitigen Standes der Datenübertragung im Luftverkehr im Zusammenhang mit Flugsicherungs- und Navigationssystemen by Edgar Rössger( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Vombek : Zeichnungen 1974-1989 by Rudolf Vombek( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Otto Dix
Van Gogh and expressionismAlfred Kubin : drawings 1897-1909
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Olaf Peters academisch docent

Olaf Peters Art Historian, Curator

Olaf Peters Kunsthistoriker, Kurator

Peters, Olaf

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English (53)

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