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Berggruen, Olivier

Works: 99 works in 247 publications in 4 languages and 3,297 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Photobooks  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, Organizer of meeting, wst, wat
Classifications: N6853.P5, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Olivier Berggruen
Henri Matisse : drawing with scissors : masterpieces from the late years by Henri Matisse( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso black and white by Carmen Giménez( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picasso Black and White: Examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white leitmotif through paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. Picasso continued the tradition of engaging the color black that had been employed throughout a centuries-long history of Spanish painting by fellow artists José de Ribera, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Francisco de Goya. Moreover, he made highly effective use of isolated black, white, and gray hues in a nod to monochromatic grisaille painting and to drawing, line, and form. As this volume attests, the recurrent motif of black and white appears throughout Picasso's oeuvre, including his blue and rose periods, his investigations into Cubism and Surrealism, his interpretations of historical subject studies for his celebrated painting 'Guernica', World War II, and an homage to old masters, as well as the powerful paintings of his last years. Featuring reproductions of more than 150 works, this book examines the extraordinary complexity and power of these expressive artworks, which purge color in order to highlight their formal structure. Including essays by leading Picasso scholars, this book is a unique and coherent perspective on one of the world's most innovative and influential artists."
The Klee universe by Paul Klee( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are artists whose métier is the observation or documentation of the world, and artists who set the world aside altogether to build their own visionary cosmology, designing its constituent parts from scratch as a personal mythology relayed in motifs. Paul Klee (1879-1940) was such an artist, as his aphorism "Art does not reproduce the visible, rather it makes visible" testifies, and The Klee Universe addresses his work from this perspective. In 1906, Klee noted in his diary, "All will be Klee," and in 1911, as the encyclopedist of his cosmos, he began to meticulously chronicle his works in a catalogue that, by the time he died, was to contain more than 9,000 items. Here, in the fashion of an Orbis Pictus or a Renaissance emblem book, Klee's oeuvre is made legible as a cogent entirety, in thematic units address: the human life cycle, from birth and childhood to sexual desire, parenthood and death; music, architecture, theater and religion; plants, animals and landscapes; and, finally, darker, destructive forces in the shape of war, fear and death. The Klee Universe reimagines the artist as a Renaissance man, an artist of great learning whose cosmos proves to be a coherent system of ideas and images
Picasso und das Theater by Pablo Picasso( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his early years, Picasso discovered the theatre as a source of inspiration and motifs for his art. Characters came from carnivals and vaudeville, and Commedia dell'Arte figures such as Harlequin and Pierrot were key. This volume features over 80 works dating between 1900 and 1930 to show how passionate he was about the theatre
Yves Klein by Yves Klein( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yves Klein (1928-1962) was a truly visionary artist. The spectacular works and actions of the French artist and judo master attracted worldwide attention, which was further magnified by his untimely death. The product of a career that spanned a mere seven years, his multifaceted oeuvre anticipated such phenomena as happening and performance as well as Land, Body, and Conceptual Art. Art had no boundaries for Yves Klein. He became involved in architecture - at the practical level as the designer of the music theater in Gelsenkirchen and as a theorist with his ideas for air architecture. He also explored both aspects of immateriality and zones of pictorial sensibility." "The volume featuring full-color illustrations of more then one hundred works covers all of Klein's creative phases, from the first Monochromes in different colors to his famous blue paintings (I.K.B. - International Klein Blue) to his sponge reliefs and sculptures, the controversial anthropometries in which Klein used female models as "living brushes," his gold-leaf Monogolds and his last experiments with fire and the elements of nature." "Articles by seven authors shed light on the artist and his work from different perspectives. Comments on the man and his art by friends and contemporaries as well as a detailed biography accompanied by numerous documentary photographs showing Yves Klein in his working and living environment round out this presentation."--Jacket
Picasso : between Cubism and Classicism 1915-1925 by Scuderie Papali al Quirinale( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in Italian and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition, which will display more than 100 works by the artist, will deepen Picasso's production immediately after the Italian experience, documenting the long-term impact of this trip on its formation: from the neoclassical suggestions inspired by ancient sculpture to the Roman Renaissance, until the discovery of Pompeii's parietal painting
Ed Ruscha : the drawn word by Edward Ruscha( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of art by Olivier Berggruen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays offers different ways of seeing 20th-century art via the medium of aesthetics
Henri Matisse : drawing with scissors : masterpieces from the late years by Olivier Berggruen( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Universum Klee by Paul Klee( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : the Berggruen album by Pablo Picasso( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein : [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Yves Klein", Schirn-Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 17. September 2004-9. Januar 2005 ; Guggenheim-Museum Bilbao, 31. Januar - 2. Mai 2005] by Yves Klein( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with Matisse, Picasso and Christo : Theodor Ahrenberg and his collections by Monte Packham( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Living with Matisse, Picasso, and Christo explores one of the most ambitious, and yet largely unknown, private collections of twentieth-century Western art, and its charismatic creator Theodor "Teto" Ahrenberg (1912-1989). Containing over 6,000 artworks acquired between the 1940s and late 1980s, Ahrenberg's collection features key works by artists as distinguished and diverse as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Olle Bartling, Sam Francis, Öyvind Fahlström, Tadeusz Kantor, Lucio Fontana, Christo, Jean Tinguely, and Niki de Saint Phalle. Ahrenberg's ever-evolving collection was shaped by his commitment to the changing notion of contemporary art, his dedication to young and marginalized artists, and a self- declared conviction that he was not merely a collector but one who facilitated exhibitions, collaborations, and commissions, and who employed art as an instrument against conservatism and complacency. Ahrenberg passionately believed in personally meeting those artists whose works he acquired, and he accordingly established rich, long-term friendships that transcended the conventional artist-collector dynamic."--Publisher's description
Endless enigma : eight centuries of fantastic art by Nicholas Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lineages of the eerie, the strange and the fantastical: from Blake, Goya and Redon to Borremans, Yuskavage and Marshall. 'Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art' explores the ways in which artists have sought to explain their world in terms of an alternate reality, drawn from imagination, the subconscious, poetry, nature, myth and religion. 'Endless Enigma' takes as its point of departure Alfred H. Barr Jr.s legendary 1936 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism, which not only introduced these movements to the American public, but also placed them in a historical and cultural context by situating them among artists from earlier centuries. Presenting works from the 12th century to the present day, the book is organized into six themes: Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature and Sense of Place. Works included range from medieval gargoyles to 20th-century works by Louise Bourgeois, Sigmar Polke and Pablo Picasso as well as contemporary works by Michaël Borremans and Marcel Dzama. Masterworks from the likes of Piero di Cosimo, Francisco de Goya and Titian are considered alongside those by William Blake and Odilon Redon. Time folds and temporal barriers collapse when Damiano Cappelli meets Edvard Munch, and Salvator Rosa encounters Lisa Yuskavage
Picasso : the late work : from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso by Ortrud Westheider( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his late years, Picasso embraced painting, drawing, and sculpture with renewed vigor. His obsession with the female form grew more intense as he portrayed Jacqueline Picasso, his second wife, in hundreds of works, more than any of his other muses. This book offers the public the first chance to view never before exhibited works and many that are rarely seen, all dating from the late period of Picasso's career. Beautifully reproduced images reveal the ways Picasso continued to reinvent his art as he aged. This book also features fascinating insights into how Picasso's contemporaries reacted to this stage of his oeuvre, his relationships with younger artists and with popular culture, and the pivotal role played by Jacqueline Picasso within the artist's enduring legacy
Sṛiṣti : dance and performance by Sharmila Desai( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasiewelten Paul Klee : [... anlässlich der Sonderausstellung 'Phantasiewelten Paul Klee' im Schloßmuseum Murnau vom 19. März bis 28. Juni 2015] by Paul Klee( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Museum erhält die Gelegenheit, knapp zwei Dutzend Werke von Paul Klee (1879-1940) aus den Jahren 1914 bis 1938 zeigen zu können. Der berühmte Klee Sammler Heinz Berggruen hat für diese Sammlung vor Jahren einmal die Bezeichnung Les Klee du Paradis gefunden. Diese mit viel Gespür zusammengetragenen Werke beinhalten Arbeiten wie das im Zusammenhang der Tunisreise entstandene Aquarell Hamammet (1914), die Arbeit Rhythmie der Fenster und Tannen (1919) mit dem von Klee selbst ausgesuchten Ovalrahmen, das heiter-melancholische Gemälde Das Fest der Astern (1921) und das spätere Werk Figur im Garten (1937). Im Dialog der Werke miteinander erhält der Besucher Einblick in die phantastische Welt der Schöpfungen und Geschöpfe Paul Klees und in seine poetisch-anmutigen Titelfindungen. Für den begleitenden Katalog mit zahlreichen Farbabbildungen schrieben Olivier Berggruen und Stefan Frey. Exhibition: Schlossmuseum Murnau, Murnau, Germany (19.03-28.06.2015)
Agnes Martin by Agnes Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Michel Basquiat : fantasmi da scacciare by Jean-Michel Basquiat( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Henri Matisse : drawing with scissors : masterpieces from the late years
The Klee universePicasso und das TheaterYves KleinEd Ruscha : the drawn wordHenri Matisse : drawing with scissors : masterpieces from the late yearsPicasso : the Berggruen albumYves Klein : [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Yves Klein", Schirn-Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 17. September 2004-9. Januar 2005 ; Guggenheim-Museum Bilbao, 31. Januar - 2. Mai 2005]Sṛiṣti : dance and performance
Alternative Names
Olivier Berggruen deutsch-amerikanischer Kunsthistoriker, Kurator und Schriftsteller

Olivier Berggruen Duits kunsthistoricus

Olivier Berggruen German art historian

Olivier Berggruen historiador da arte alemán

Olivier Berggruen historiador de l'art alemany

Olivier Berggruen historiador del arte alemán

Olivier Berggruen historian gjerman i artit

Olivier Berggruen istoric al artei german

Olivier Berggruen Saksamaa kunstiajaloolane

Оливер Берггрюн немецкий искусствовед

English (73)

German (38)

Italian (8)

Spanish (5)