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Kunstmuseum Basel

Director's Choice

By (author) Josef Helfenstein


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  • An excellent highlights tour of Kunstmuseum Basel - rich with observations and insights by the museum's director, Josef Helfenstein
  • Featuring masterpieces from Hans Holbein the Younger, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Klee and Picasso
  • Recent contemporary art acquisitions by William Kentridge and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye are also discussed
Full Description

The Kunstmuseum Basel is the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland – and is also listed as a heritage site of national significance. It is also one of the oldest publicly accessible art collections in the world. Housed in three venues across Basel, the museum has artworks from the 15th century to the present day, including the largest collection of works by the Holbein family. Other artists and movements are also well represented, including Rembrandt, Impressionist artists such as Monet and Renoir, as well as modernist painters such as Klee and Picasso. Kunstmuseum Basel also has an active contemporary art programme, with acquisitions by William Kentridge and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye discussed in this book.

Richly illustrated with engaging commentaries and insights by the museum’s director, Josef Helfenstein, Director’s Choice: Kunstmuseum Basel is an excellent highlights tour of this renowned collection and an introduction to the history of western art.

About the Author
Josef Helfenstein has been the Kunstmuseum Basel's Director since 2016 and has had an illustrious museums career in both Europe and the USA.
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Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
15th Jan 2021
Paperback / softback
190 mm x 165 mm
96 Pages
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Director's Choice
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