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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather | 8544 comments "_______'s parents died in a train accident when ___ was four weeks old...at the time both of them studied art.

______ works with ___ spouse and artist _______ at a former cotton-mill....about which ___ says: 'It is the location of concentration and inspiration. Here the best ideas come to me.'

________ is an artist whose paintings mine the intersection of ___ personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. ___ work reflects the influence of socialist realism.

_______'s paintings suggest a narrative intent but, as art historian Charlotte Mullins explains, closer scrutiny immediately presents the viewer with enigmas: 'Architectural elements peter out; men in uniform from throughout history intimidate men and women from other centuries; great struggles occur but their reason is never apparent; styles change at a whim.''


Who Am I?

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message 2: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey Aronson (geaaronson) | 930 comments Ben Shahn?


message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather | 8544 comments Nope.

Clue #1 He's German


message 4: by Heather (last edited Jun 25, 2018 08:52AM) (new)

Heather | 8544 comments I think this one is the most difficult, here is another clue:

"His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte"


message 5: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 116 comments Went to the spoiler. I have never heard of this artist. Style is not particularly my cup of tea but very interesting.


message 6: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey Aronson (geaaronson) | 930 comments If it´s Beckman, just wish to say that during WWII he lived in the town next over to my home.


message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather | 8544 comments Geoffrey wrote: "If it´s Beckman, just wish to say that during WWII he lived in the town next over to my home."

It's not Beckman, but that's interesting, Geoffrey. Where would that be? In Mexico?


message 8: by Heather (last edited Jun 26, 2018 04:39PM) (new)

Heather | 8544 comments This one is much more difficult than the others. I'll try to make it easier.

Clue: Initials N. R. (again, he is German)

Clue: "He is not surrealist and yet he has much in common with surrealists by referring to dreams or the dream-like in his compositions."

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message 9: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey Aronson (geaaronson) | 930 comments Stonington Connecticut. He lived near Mystic Pizza from the movie. Mystic Pizza was not filmed at Mystic Pizza which was a dive but at Stonington Pizza, 8 miles away. I have heard it only from one source, usually accurate.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather | 8544 comments Alright, this is probably frustrating to the point of disinterest anymore. So here is the answer. Does anyone know this artist?

Neo Rauch

German artist whose paintings mine the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, although Rauch hesitates to align himself with surrealism.



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Waiting for the Barbarians
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