Gesamtkunstwerk love

Gesamtkunstwerk

Definitions

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  • n. total artwork; an artistic creation such as an operatic performance that encompasses music, theatre and the visual arts.

Etymologies

Frm German Gesamtkunstwerk ("total artwork"), synthesis of the arts; used by the composer Richard Wagner (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The apartment is a classic example of its owner's love of Gesamtkunstwerk, the German word for synthesis of arts, referring here to the architect's desire to design a space down to its last detail.

    Michael Graves in Miami

  • Gesamtkunstwerk, the German word for synthesis of the arts, referring here to an architect's desire to design a space down to its last detail.

    Michael Graves: Miami Twice

  • single medium, the term "Gesamtkunstwerk," like many ideas from the past, has taken on a fresh meaning as a new generation of artists makes it its own.

    What's On Around Europe

  • (Places Wagner's "Gesamtkunstwerk" in the context of the long history of "multimedia," stretching from the Ancient Greeks to present day multimedia conceptions.)

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Of course, Schnabel’s West Village building is an entirely different kind of Gesamtkunstwerk, or total artwork, but it is born from the same fervent attitude that makes Giotto’s blue-backed frescoes so unforgettable.

    Artist in Residence

  • "Gesamtkunstwerk" in the context of the long history of "multimedia," stretching from the Ancient Greeks to present day multimedia conceptions.) * Winterbourne, Anthony.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • But though the room itself is a veritable Gesamtkunstwerk, she cautioned that it's not for domestic consumption: Decorating every inch of an interior wouldn't be appropriate for a contemporary residential lifestyle.

    Terms of Adornment

  • Barney's cycles of videos, films, and collaborative operas follow the Wagnerian model of presenting an audience a fully immersive sensory and dramatic experience--a total art work, or Gesamtkunstwerk to use Wagner's term.

    G. Roger Denson: From Detroit, Egypt: Matthew Barney Resurrects an American God

  • In "Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany," the Saatchi Gallery presents 107 works by 24 emerging artists whose work reflects the current German art scene, even as it harks back to an older era.

    What's On Around Europe

  • In 1900, well before the Palais Stoclet's completion in late 1911, Adolf Loos published an essay, "The Poor Little Rich Man," satirizing the Gesamtkunstwerk concept.

    An Enchanted House Becomes a Family's Curse

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