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Maria Lassnig

Austrian, 1919–2014

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Maria Lassnig

Austrian, 1919–2014

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Maria Lassnig is known for her psychologically charged figurative paintings and works on paper, often semi-abstract, fleshy nudes and energetic, contorted self-portraits employing sparsely painted fields and extreme exploration of the body. Absorbing elements of automatism inspired by her studies with French writer, poet, and founder of Surrealism André Breton, Lassnig dubs her technique "body awareness" (representing the body as it is internally experienced rather than externally perceived). Her work also shows the influence of Surrealism, Expressionism, Viennese Actionism, and feminism.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Maria Lassnig is known for her psychologically charged figurative paintings and works on paper, often semi-abstract, fleshy nudes and energetic, contorted self-portraits employing sparsely painted fields and extreme exploration of the body. Absorbing elements of automatism inspired by her studies with French writer, poet, and founder of Surrealism André Breton, Lassnig dubs her technique "body awareness" (representing the body as it is internally experienced rather than externally perceived). Her work also shows the influence of Surrealism, Expressionism, Viennese Actionism, and feminism.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Maria Lassnig
The Bad Boy Artists of the 1980s Owe a Debt to Their Feminist Predecessors
Mar 1st, 2019
The Bad Boy Artists of the 1980s Owe a Debt to Their Feminist Predecessors
Hans Ulrich Obrist on Maria Lassnig’s Love Affair with Greece
Apr 12th, 2017
Hans Ulrich Obrist on Maria Lassnig’s Love Affair with Greece
And the Golden Lion Goes To...
May 31st, 2013
And the Golden Lion Goes To...
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