Something about Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)


Was one of the most relevant artists of the second half  of the twentieth century; his work  his actions as well as his way of thinking constitute a creative body of great influence and debate to this date. Beuys proposed the materialistic dominant thought, based on rational presumptions and a predatory technological development, though his wide conception of art, in which each individual would participate in the modeling of a new ¨social sculpture¨.

As a teacher, Beuys influences a great number of outstanding European artists, each one of them has developed artistic expressions of their own, that is why one cannot talk of, in a conventional or stylistic way, a ¨School of Beuys¨, and aspect that speaks eloquently of his merits as a docent. Some of his pupils, Lothar Baumgarten (1944),

Jorg Immendorff (1945-2007), Imi Knoebel (1940) Blinky Palermo (1943-1977), Katharina Sieverding (1944) and

Norbert Tadeusz (1940)

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