Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share

Georg Baselitz

Mutter Der Girlande, 1996

Poplar and Oil Color
122 × 37 × 31 9/10 in
309.9 × 94 × 81 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
© Georg Baselitz. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
Georg Baselitz
German, b. 1938
Follow

Counting among his influences Art Brut, Art Informel, and Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, German artist Georg Baselitz’s work is characterized by expressionistic mark-making and unrefined, even grotesque, figurative depiction. Working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and monumental wood sculpture, Baselitz often addresses issues related to German national identity post-World War II, particularly the role of German artists. Along with Anselm Kiefer, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the 1980 Venice Biennale, exhibiting a monumental wooden sculptural figure that appeared to be making a Nazi salute, causing an eruption of controversy and bringing the question of contemporary German identity to the fore. Baselitz is closely associated with fellow artists A.R. Penck and Eugen Schöenbeck, who demonstrate similar stylistic tendencies and emphasis on subject matter rather than strict abstraction.

Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
© Georg Baselitz. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery.
Georg Baselitz
German, b. 1938
Follow

Counting among his influences Art Brut, Art Informel, and Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, German artist Georg Baselitz’s work is characterized by expressionistic mark-making and unrefined, even grotesque, figurative depiction. Working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and monumental wood sculpture, Baselitz often addresses issues related to German national identity post-World War II, particularly the role of German artists. Along with Anselm Kiefer, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the 1980 Venice Biennale, exhibiting a monumental wooden sculptural figure that appeared to be making a Nazi salute, causing an eruption of controversy and bringing the question of contemporary German identity to the fore. Baselitz is closely associated with fellow artists A.R. Penck and Eugen Schöenbeck, who demonstrate similar stylistic tendencies and emphasis on subject matter rather than strict abstraction.

Georg Baselitz

Mutter Der Girlande, 1996

Poplar and Oil Color
122 × 37 × 31 9/10 in
309.9 × 94 × 81 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Georg Baselitz
Related works
Most Similar
Isolation/Alienation
Figurative Sculpture