Oskar Kokoschka - Portraits of People and Animals
- Author(s): Beatrice von Bormann (ed.), Régine Bonnefoit, Katharina Erling
- Year: 2013
- Language: english
- Design: Tessa van der Waals
- Size: 21 x 28 cm
- Pages: 216
- ISBN: 978-90-6918-267-4
- Editing: Dorine Duyster
- Publisher: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 21 September 2013 – 19 January 2014
In this publication you will find more than 150 reproductions of works from Kokoschka's oeuvre, divided into eight themes, including his early work, children's portraits, portraits of animals and his love for Alma Mahler. Furthermore, the richly illustrated catalogue includes essays by guest curator Beatrice von Bormann and specialists Regine Bonnefoit and Katharina Erling.
Gustav Klimt called him "the greatest talent of the younger generation". Oskar Kokoschka (Vienna 1886 - Villeneuve 1980) is considered to be one of the most important artists of the Austrian avant-garde in the early 20th century. Kokoschka’s works are characterised by bold colours and dynamic brushwork. This is typical of Expressionism, a movement typified by exaggerated forms, bright colours and distorted reality.