Bernhard Jäger:
"The Works of the 50 Years" - Edition with book, sculpture and graphics

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Limited, 480 copies | Numbered | Signed | Artificial bronze | Patinated | Size 23,5 x 29,5 x 0,5 cm | Book 35 x 27 cm | 272 Pages | 386 Illustrations | Half linen | Thread binding | Color lithograph | Hand signed | Size 18 x 14,5 cm

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Bernhard Jäger: "The Works of the 50 Years" - Edition with book, sculpture and graphics

The artistic book”

The large format collection of illustration appeared an artwork of Bernhard Jager. With more than 386 illustrations in bright colors he informs us about the shifting 50 yearls ling shifting period which has begun in the sixties and last untill today. The specialist in the history of arts Friedhelm Haring analyzed the work of Jager and divided it into five periods. There special characteristic were later presented to the readers. But the monograph about Bernhard Jager is not only the huge books of illustrations, it also has a great aesthetic value. The lively layout by Thomas Roder and Bernhard Jager, the book furnishing with colorful end-paper, the large size and the wide side notes in pictures and text characterize the book.



Friedhelm Haring/Bernhard Jager: “The Works of the 50 Years”. Book size 35 x 27 cm. Volume 272 pages with 386 illustrations. Half linen, thread binding.

The Sculpture "High Society":

Five fantasy figures gathered in a group. Each is presented with wit and charm. Sculpture in polymer bronze, patinated. Edition of 480 copies, numbered and signed. Size 23,5 x 29,5 x 0,5 cm. Weight 1,6 kg. With a hanger on the backside.





The color lithograph “Jumbo, the Elephant”: the author presents a little elephant as a human, on stable legs, with the trunk, elegantlu swung on the right. His ears a painted as butterfly wings. For this figures are typically presented with the rich inner life. Original lithography in colors, hand signed. Size 18 x 14,5 cm

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German painter, printmaker, sculptor

Born in 1935 in Munich. 1957-1960 studies at the Academy of Design in Offenbach am Main. Since 1985 he heads the night school of the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Bernhard Jäger is a member of the Darmstadt Secession. Numerous exhibitions have made known his work. In 1998 he won the Price of Heitland Foundation. Works in public collections (selection): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rose Art Museum, Brunswick; San Francisco Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Klingspor Museum, Offenbach

Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Woodcut
Copperplate engraving
Etching
Lithography
Serigraphy (Silk-screen printing)

Designation for an art object (sculpture, installation), which is produced according to the will of the artist in multiple copies in a limited and numbered edition.

Artist's multiple contributed to "democratization" of art as the work was made available and affordable for a wider audience.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

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