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Olaf Metzel: I like the black square more than the red flag by Herbert Eichhorn

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Publisher : Snoeck Publishing Company
Binding : Paperback
Pages : 176
Publication Date : 11/1/2019
Condition : BRAND NEW
Every four years, the Jerg Ratgeb Prize is awarded by the HAP Grieshaber Foundation in Reutlingen. In 2018, the prize went to Olaf Metzel. Originally co-founded by HAP Grieshaber and Rolf Szymanski, the prize stands for "the freedom of art and for nonviolence in the struggle for more humanity." Jerg Ratgeb (1480–1526) was a painter from Southern Germany whose altarpieces can still be seen today in the parish church of Schwaigern. During the Peasants' War, the insurgents elected him to the War Council as Chancellor; at the side of Duke Ulrich, he fought for the recovery of his territories, which eventually led him to be brought to justice in Pforzheim in 1526. He was convicted of treason and "torn apart by four horses." The book, published on the occasion of the award ceremony and in connection with the exhibition at Kunstmuseum Spendhaus in Reutlingen, presents a chronological retrospective with exhibition views of Olaf Metzel's work, which has stood out from the very beginning with harsh realism and spectacular settings, and won the artist not only international recognition, but also a certain amount of hostility.