Art gift book ‘Excellent Art – Exzellente Kunst 2020’

Book series LOUNGE 3 – volume II

Editor: Gabriele Walter

The art and gift book introduces 33 selected artists from 20 countries around the globe. The interpretations focus mainly on the visible, specific side of paintings and sculptures. The texts invite art lovers to connect with the artworks themselves. Special art and poetry pages have been incorporated to give artists an opportunity to present their visual work alongside their poetry.

In the same vein the book introduces a famous musical work that may contribute to the harmonious overall sound, alongside a topic related selection of haiku poetry. The music may inspire readers to expand their perception to the tonal aspects of art and poetry. Inspired by the composer’s international experiences, and the way he uses notes like a painter in this work, it was chosen “The Seasons” by Joseph Haydn. After all, the seasons are of universal importance in the poetry of the world’s peoples.

Leaf through the book here (online book)!

The book will be available on Amazon and other internet stores as well in bookshops and in the German library network!

Participating artists or poets can bye the book for the reduced author price! Please contact the publisher!

Participating artists:

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz: Dreamy Visual Worlds; Angela P. Schapiro: Modulation and Impression; Aomi Kikuchi: Magical Effects; Betty Collier: Biomorphic Associations; Bingjib Huang: Poetic Reflections; Bogdan Dyulgerov: Trip to a Dominant Beige; Carla Kleekamp: Fake News; Eleanora Hofer: Breaking through the Surface; Eriko Kaniwa: Transcendental Beauty; Franco Baldazzi: Undulating Compositions; Gerhard Rasser: Places of Contemplation; Gro Folkan: Vaporous Visions; Hee Sook Kim: Expanding the Scope of Interpretation; Herbert Hermans: Play with Constructive Lines; Hyun-Jin Kim: Poems; Irina Kassabova: The Sound of Painting; Jani Jan J.: Expansive Gestures; Karin Guni: Room for Interpretation; Kathleen Kilchenmann: Emotional Appeal; Kenan K.: From Plane to Plastic Perception; Kurt Freundlinger: Composing Colors and Shapes; Mae Jeon: Floral Vibrations; Makotu Nakagawa: Filigree Lightness; Michal Ashkenasi: Colors bringing out the Point; Nora Komoroczki: Cheerful Colorscapes; Patrick Joosten: Mental Materialization; Paul Hartel: Boisterous Symbolism; Peter Kadrmas: New Connections; Ramón Rivas: Thought Constructions; Rawan Ita: A Fleeting, Ephemeral World; Sylvia Langshausen: An Intuitive Language of Shapes; Valentina Anopova: Internal Dynamics Visualized; Wendy Yeo: Light and Poetic

Poems: Wendy Yeo, Irina Kassabova, Gabriele Walter

Excellent Art – Exzellente Kunst 2020

(International artworks and poems – Internationale Kunstbilder und Gedichte)

Hardcover and softcover: 84 pages with 140 artworks und 35 poems

  • Publisher: Re Di Roma-Verlag
  • Language: English, German
  • ISBN 978-3-98527-002-6
  • Size: 21 x 26 cm

Book design awards:

Cover: Rawan Ita (USA)

Back cover: Ai-Wen Wu Kratz (USA), Aomi Kikuchi (Japan), Gro Folkan (Norway), Bogdan Duylgerov (Bulgaria), Eriko Kaniwa (Japan), Angela P. Shapiro (USA)

Titel page: Ramón Rivas (Spain)

Music pages: Wendy Yeo (United Kingdom), Kurt Freundlinger (Austria)

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