Martin Eder and the New Leipzig :a devotion to figurative art

Martin Eder, Born  1968,  Augsburg,  Germany. The artist lives and works in Berlin.

“When the painters who are now the young lions of the international art scene enrolled at the venerable Art Academy in Leipzig in the early 1990’s, they wanted to study art as it was taught for centuries – drawing from nude models, mastering the rules of perspective and analyzing formal composition. The ascendance of abstract painting in the years after World War II had eroded that tradition in the West, elevating originality and authentic feeling over technique and lifelike depictions, and reducing the word “academic” to a slur.”

Art Forum Berlin 2008

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