Stein aus Licht

Kristallvisionen in der Kunst. Matthias Frehner, Daniel Spanke (ed.). Exhib'publication. Kunstmuseum Bern. Kerber Beiträge von Johannes Grave, Regine Prange, Verena Kuni et al. German. 224 Seiten, 179 Abb. (davon 167 farbig und 12 s/w). 24 x 30 cm. 1,4 kg. stiffened paper covers. 9783735600714. art-21779
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Crystals - highly symbolic, pure and mythical. They have always held a great attraction for artists.

The publication accompanying the exhibition illustrates how the light stone has been perceived from Romanticism to the present day: Caspar Wolf discovers a divine order in the mountain cliffs; modern architects like Bruno Taut use the crystal as a model of utopian 'light buildings'. Artists such as Lyonel Feininger, Adolf Hölzel and Paul Klee deconstruct their paintings into crystalline structures. For Joseph Beuys, the crystal becomes the cold pole of analytical thought, while Meret Oppenheim discovers magical elements in it.