Kreisverwaltung des Westerwaldkreises / Nele van Wieringen, Forum Gestaltung e. V. / Wewerka Archiv / Norbert Pohlmann, Katharina Uhl (eds.)

HANS WEWERKA – OUTDOORS

Stoneware Street Scenes




184 pages
23 × 29 cm, approx. 80 ills. Hardcover.
English / German

 38,00 incl. VAT

September 2022

Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg (DE), 15.9.–11.12.2022; Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen (DE), 20.1.–2.7.2023; Ernst Barlach Stiftung, Güstrow (DE), 27.8.–19.11.2023
ISBN 978-3-89790-667-9 Categories: ,

Description

Inspired by the Dutch sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa (1863–1939) and Ernst Barlach (1870–1938), Hans Wewerka (1888–1915) conquered the realm of figurative sculpture while he was still a student in Höhr, an unusual discipline among the area’s vernacular ceramics. He observed society outside [draußen in German], in all realms of public life, with great sensibility:
gossip mongers, potato sellers, a dancing couple. Wewerka created likenesses taken from real life. His artistic approach and his acute awareness of form made him an exceptional creator of modern earthenware who had already gained international recognition during his lifetime.
This first, comprehensive monograph featuring a catalogue of works documents Hans Wewerka’s hitherto unknown career and traces his connections to modernist art, such as the Berlin Secession and artists like Rudolf Bosselt, Käthe Kollwitz, and Ernst Barlach.

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