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Alfred Kubin

Der Beste Arzt, 1900-1909

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35 × 44 in
88.9 × 111.8 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This is a plate signed lithograph from 1903 on fine wove paper. 35X44 cm total sheet size. minor …

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This is a plate signed lithograph from 1903 on fine wove paper. 35X44 cm total sheet size. minor creasing to margins. Czech/Austrian Expressionist Illustrator, 1877-­1959
An apprentice photographer at Klagenfurt. During a state of depression in 1896­7, he attempted suicide on the tomb of his mother. In 1897 he attended …

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Minor creasing to margins.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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Alfred Kubin
Austrian , 1877–1959
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Alfred Kubin’s haunting illustrations, watercolors, and lithographs of symbol-laden fantasy worlds are said to have presaged the horrors of WWI. Death, parenthood, sexuality, the unconscious, and explicit and violent portrayals of women as femmes fatales are recurring motifs in his oeuvre. Originating in his own imagination and traumatic life experiences, the nightmarish imagery also stems from writings by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Edgar Allen Poe, many of which Kubin illustrated. Stylistically linked with Symbolism and Expressionism and known for a delicate, atmospheric ink wash technique, Kubin was influenced by the macabre aquatints of Francisco de Goya, Odilon Redon, James Ensor, and Max Klinger. However, he shifted to producing frenetically rendered, reality-based drawings with watercolor accents, sparked by a realization that life’s mysteries “lie not only in the bizarre, exalted, or comic moments...but [also in] the painful, the indifferent, and the incidental commonplace.”

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This is a plate signed lithograph from 1903 on fine wove paper. 35X44 cm total sheet size. minor …

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This is a plate signed lithograph from 1903 on fine wove paper. 35X44 cm total sheet size. minor creasing to margins. Czech/Austrian Expressionist Illustrator, 1877-­1959
An apprentice photographer at Klagenfurt. During a state of depression in 1896­7, he attempted suicide on the tomb of his mother. In 1897 he attended …

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Condition
Minor creasing to margins.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Alfred Kubin
Austrian , 1877–1959
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Alfred Kubin’s haunting illustrations, watercolors, and lithographs of symbol-laden fantasy worlds are said to have presaged the horrors of WWI. Death, parenthood, sexuality, the unconscious, and explicit and violent portrayals of women as femmes fatales are recurring motifs in his oeuvre. Originating in his own imagination and traumatic life experiences, the nightmarish imagery also stems from writings by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Edgar Allen Poe, many of which Kubin illustrated. Stylistically linked with Symbolism and Expressionism and known for a delicate, atmospheric ink wash technique, Kubin was influenced by the macabre aquatints of Francisco de Goya, Odilon Redon, James Ensor, and Max Klinger. However, he shifted to producing frenetically rendered, reality-based drawings with watercolor accents, sparked by a realization that life’s mysteries “lie not only in the bizarre, exalted, or comic moments...but [also in] the painful, the indifferent, and the incidental commonplace.”

Alfred Kubin

Der Beste Arzt, 1900-1909

Paper
35 × 44 in
88.9 × 111.8 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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