Richly illustrated monograph on the Danish artist, Franciska Clausen, (1899-1986), written by the Danish art historian, museum curator and researcher, Inge Lise Mogensen Bech. The book is a tour de force through Clausen's life and work and presents the broadest description of Franciska Clausen's work to date - including for the first time her extensive portrait production, which, alongside the avant-garde works, formed the core of Clausen's artistic work.
Franciska Clausen was among the first artists to introduce constructivism in Denmark in the 1930s, together with Robert Jacobsen and Richard Mortensen, among others. Clausen was part of the international art elite in Berlin and Paris in the 1920s and 1930s – and was disappointed not to subsequently meet recognition at home in Denmark.
Constructivism has its roots in Russia, where the avant-garde wanted to renew the artistic idiom after the Russian Revolution. With their art, the constructivists joined the break that emerged politically and socially. The artist, like the engineer and the scientist, had to build a new and better world.
The style had a geometric starting point. The expression had to be rational, objective and useful. Constructivists distance themselves from any depiction of the seen, the emotional and spontaneous, and instead create their own reality.
Dimensions: H: 29.6 x W: 24.7 x D: 2.7 cm
Author: Inge Lise Mogensen Bech
Publisher: Strandberg Publishing