Anselm Kiefer And Monet Analysis

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The artists that have inspired me the most so far in my work are Anselm Kiefer, the Chapman brothers and Monet. I first came across Anselm Kiefer and Monet when doing the painting module of our project; although Kiefer is more of a mixed media artist; I had been aware of their work previously however. I came across the Chapman brothers in one of our art history lectures and thought it could be quite interesting to see how their landscapes compare to the more classical painted landscapes.
Monet was one of the forefront artists during the impressionism movement in the late nineteenth century. Monet rejected the classical styles of painting and took on his own much more expressive style choosing to enhance the colours he saw which make his work
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Monet takes a lot from these works from the unusual brushstrokes and techniques to the very slightly exaggerated use of colour which had not previously been explored much with earlier artists. Monet was most likely very influenced by other artists around him such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissaro and others like Alfred Sisley who worked around the same time as Monet even collaborating with him on occasion.

Kiefer is an artist which was less inspired by any movements around the time of his work and was more influenced by historical events that shaped a lot of his life. Kiefer was born in 1945 in Germany and grew up much in the shadow of the holocaust. Throughout his work Kiefer shows the stark and brutal reality of what happened in the German concentration camps. This is shown particularly well by the use of colour and strong thick layers of paint, which reflect the strong ruthless brutality of the concentration
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He also often works elements of sculpture into his work sometimes having bits hanging off his work sometimes painting into sculptural work. He also often uses unusual things to thicken his paint such as earth, concreate and even sometimes lead.

As well as the holocaust Anselm Kiefer draws inspiration from science, literature and poetry and although his work appears to be very dark and melancholy his work is actually quite optimistic. He works at a really large scale which allows a depth and detail that smaller works may not have as much detail as other artists work.

Kiefers first exhibition was held in 1969 in Karlsruhe and he has since continued exhibiting work regularly. He has exhibited in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1998 and more recently London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. He also has permanent work in the Tate Modern in London and the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin as well as a handful of other well-known art

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