• Aeppli schenkt Aeppli

Aeppli schenkt Aeppli

This exhibition catalog presents for the first time all the bronze heads created by the artist Eva Aeppli, Jean Tinguely's first wife. In the early phases of her career, she devoted herself to drawing and painting. Only later did Aeppli turn her attention to the third dimension in art: in the 1970s creating heads, first sewn in silk and later cast in bronze and given a patina, some even gilded. The supernatural was lent a solid shape in these pieces. They are not the depiction of earthly beings, but rather of creatures from an astral sphere. The rendering of character and moods through facial expression addresses us directly. Our perception of these objects is based on the human experience of "reading" the faces of others; physiognomy and facial expression are hence the keys to understanding Eva Aeppli's bronze heads.


Hardcover 24 x 32 cm 64 pages 64 color illustrations German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-039-5 2008

Artist:

Eva Aeppli

Texts:

Guido Magnaguagno, Andres Pardey

Exhibitions

Museum Tinguely, Basel
19.09.2008 – 01.02.2009

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