Ausstellung Oskar Kokoschka Thermopylae-Entwuerfe zur Zauberfloete und andere neuere Werke

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6 pages; Broadsheet on coated paper stock, with two vertical folds to form a trifolium of 6 pp. With a cover illustration (Papageno), three plates depicting Kokoschka's triptych "Thermopylae", text about this major work, a page devoted to a catalogue of the 26 works exhibited, and a full page reproduction of the artist's portrait of Pablo Casals on the rear cover. "Thermopylae" was commissioned by Philipp and Gerturd Reemtsma for the University of Hamburg. The left panel shows the King of Sparta - Leonidas, as he says goodbye to his wife; the middle panel depicts a scene shortly before the fall of the Spartans. On the left edge is the seer Megistos who foresaw the downfall. Under his arm one sees the traitor Ephialtes as a fool. On the right side is a depiction of the battle between Persians and Spartans . Above all there is the god Apollon. The right panel depicts the consequences of the defeat -- the destruction of Athens. This slender trifolium is a record of an exhibition held at the Residenz, Markus-Sitikus-Saal, 19. Juli-31. Aug. 1955. Clean copy, but with a tiny bit of wrinkling to the front cover. See OCLC Numbers : 739134853 & 72153181 -- [each of these locates a single copy; Rijksmuseum Research Library Amsterdam and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek , respectively].

Title: Ausstellung Oskar Kokoschka Thermopylae-Entwuerfe zur Zauberfloete und andere neuere Werke

Author Name: Anonymous

Categories: Art and Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Salzburg, Salzburg Residenz-[Galerie]: 1955

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 40111