Anselm Kiefer and the German Forest

Published 6 October 2014

Art Historian Christian Weikop leads us into the ‘deep dark wood’ of Anselm Kiefer’s paintings to learn why representations of trees and forests feature so often in his work.

  • Art Historian Christian Weikop considers the importance of the forest in Anselm Kiefer’s oeuvre, from his earliest artworks to more recent large-scale composite woodcuts. Dr. Weikop draws from an interview that he conducted with the artist at his vast studio complex on the outskirts of Paris in October 2013, when they discussed the ‘wood culture’ of his work in relation to Romanticism, Expressionism and beyond.

  • Anselm Kiefer is in the Main Galleries at the RA until 14 December 2014.

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