What do Vegetarian Apostles, Nature Prophets, and Inflation Saints all have in common?
German-speaking, self-styled artist-mystics working from the 1870s through the 1930s, they deeply influenced later artist-visionaries Joseph Beuys, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Egon Schiele, Franti ek Kupka, Johannes Baader and Jorg Immendorf, among others. Yet the life and work of these artist-prophets have been largely overlooked by art history until now. A Secret History of Modern Art, an encyclopedic scholarly exhibition catalog from Frankfurt, rectifies this omission. Thoroughly researched and wonderfully illlustrated, this encyclopedic exhibition catalog describes their work and demonstrates its influence on future generations of artists who shared their penchant for mysticism as well as their commitment to effecting significant social, personal and economic change. With full chronology, bibliography and illuminating text in both German and English by curator Pamela Kort.
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