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Rhapsody of Northern Art

Author(s): Peter Hupfauf

Book Description

Rhapsody of Northern Art presents fascinating artefacts produced between the late Bronze Age and the start of the Romanesque Period. Ancient objects from Northern Europe, exhibited in museums, are usually appreciated as documenting the past and reflecting its society. The people viewing these objects are able to become aware of skills and techniques that were applied many generations ago.

However, a number of such objects should certainly be regarded more as works of fine art. Since the early 20th century, artists such as Duchamp have created “object art” and installations from contemporary artists often show art of a quality similar to that of some ancient Central and Northern European cultures.

This book will serve to help and encourage readers to see and appreciate Bronze Age and early Medieval artefacts of Central and Northern Europe in the way they do works of art created by internationally well-known contemporary artists.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2391-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2391-8
Date of Publication: 01/03/2019
Pages / Size: 175 / A5
Price: £61.99


Peter Hupfauf is an artist and art historian, with an interest in Old Norse culture, which resulted in obtaining a PhD from the University of Sydney. His studio in Sydney was located in the neighbourhood of the indigenous community of Redfern who inspired him to travel to Central Australia where he lived and worked with Aboriginal artists from the Warlukurlangu artists’ collective. The result of this co-operative artistic exchange was shown in Sydney at the Coventry Gallery where, over the years, he also held regular exhibitions of his own work. His publications include Tracing Their Tracks (2015).