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Max Schoendorff (1934-2012) : l’atelier, laboratoire de l’œuvre

Martine Zeraffa 1, 2
Abstract : The study of MS’s multivocal work is carried out through an on-site investigation of his workshop. The place, which reflects his philosophy, is full of materials, images, objects, and books. It bears testimony to his numerous activities. Indeed writing a monograph of the artist amounts to performing archeological fieldwork and excavation in his studio. Schoendorff studied classical literature, was well-versed on the subject of German culture, and enjoyed transgressing boundaries. As early as 1950, he was labelled as a committed artist together with RP and a small group of intellectuals and creators/designers from Lyon. Heconsidered himself as the initiator of cultural decentralization. He later devoted himself to painting and managed to create his own artistic language based on the surrealist imaginary world, Max Ernst’s production, and the metamorphic alteration of predominantly organic matter. His personal conception of art is expressed in his protean works which include paintings, engravings, books, and spectatorial scenography. A socio-political libertarian and utopian, he founded the MAPRA (Maison des arts plastiques Rhône-Alpes), the R-A Fine Arts Agency and the URDLA, the International Book and Lithography Centre (Centreinternational estampe et livre) in Villeurbanne.
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Martine Zeraffa. Max Schoendorff (1934-2012) : l’atelier, laboratoire de l’œuvre. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lyon, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LYSE2104⟩. ⟨tel-02064143⟩



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