Marvin Altner , Rainald Franz , Werner Hofmann , Uwe Schögl , Martina Sitt , Werner Telesko , Marketa Theinhardt , Thomas Wiercinski , Agnes Husslein-Arco (Editor), Alexander Klee (Editor)
Hans Makart - Painter of the Senses
A comprehensive monograph on the Viennese painter Hans Makart, this book presents the work of the artist known as “the magician of color” in glorious illustrations.
Belvedere, Vienna, June 9–October 9, 2011
The “Makart Period” of the late nineteenth century is known as an era of sumptuous beauty and opulence in Vienna. Hans Makart, after whom the period was named, became a national icon in Austria—a rock star of the art world whose paintings, interior design, theatrical sets and costumes were celebrated as much for their style as for the status they exemplified. This catalog to an exhibit of Makart’s works includes his legendary room in the Palais Dumba, his monumental paintings, and his controversial and subversive erotic works. The large-scale theatric quality of Makart’s work is evident in the stunning reproductions featured in the book, which allow viewers to appreciate the brilliant palette of his oeuvre.