Gabriel von Max
Edited by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
Essays by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Karin Althaus, Susanne Böller, Aleš Filip, Helmut Hess, and Roman Musil
Published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul. One of the most discussed, and perhaps controversial, artists of the late nineteenth century, Gabriel von Max (1840–1915) “set hearts beating violently” with his paintings. Max’s portrayal of the biblical tale of Jairus’ daughter being raised from the dead, his polemical depiction of vivisection, and his paintings of his beloved, yet melancholic, monkeys engaged in various humanlike endeavors stirred the emotions and public debates of his day. Yet, despite international acclaim, Max has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in America until now.128 pages, 11.25 x 10.25 in.
95 illus., full-color