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Exhibition: Caspar Walter Rauh: Rediscovering a German surrealist

An exhibition on Casper Walter Rauh (1912-1983) was a German graphic artist, illustrator and painter working in the tradition of Fantastic Realism and Surrealism.

Casper Walter Rauh (1912-1983) was a German graphic artist, illustrator and painter working in the tradition of Fantastic Realism and Surrealism. Despite the huge initial success of his drawings and engravings after World War II, inspired by traumatic experiences as a soldier in Russia, public interest in his works declined as Germany turned its back on the war. He became an outsider who was ignored by mainstream art. It is only in recent years that Rauh’s work has been rediscovered with its Bosch-like testimony to the cruelties of the war. This exhibition displays some of his finest engravings, mostly created after 1960 – technically brilliant phantasmagorias reminiscent of earlier traumas but increasingly revealing the artist’s whimsical sense of humour and his inclination towards the idyllic and bizarre. Dream-like images, oscillating between barbaric violence and fairy-tale fantasies, reflect the complexity of a highly original artist. The exhibition has been organised and sponsored by UCC Library, the Department of German at UCC, and Hans-Walter Schmidt- Hannisa (NUIG) curated by Crónán Ó Doibhlin and Gert Hofmann.



Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: All day
Location: Exhibition Space, Q floor, Boole Library
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Cronan O Doibhlin
021 4903185
http://booleweb.ucc.ie/

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