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Markus Lüpertz

Gefahren der Pubertät (Dangers of Puberty), 1988

Oil on canvas
59 1/10 × 78 7/10 in
150 × 200 cm
This is a unique work.
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Vienna
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Galerie Lehner
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The oil painting is structured like a triptych. On the left part a nude young man is shown …

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The oil painting is structured like a triptych. On the left part a nude young man is shown reminding of a Greek youngling, standing in the contrapposto. The figure is determined by a downwards movement. In the middle a board-shaped structure appears, serving the viewer the so called dangers: hardly definable abstract …

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Markus Lüpertz
German, b. 1941
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Markus Lüpertz is known for his expressively rendered paintings and sculptures, which often merge abstraction and representation. His career first gained traction in the early 1960s, and he was the head of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, one of Germany’s most acclaimed art schools, for 22 years. In his work, Lüpertz combines references to popular culture, biblical and mythological themes and protagonists, and his country’s history and culture, including the Nazi era. His series of paintings of military helmets and other wartime symbols caused controversy in the 1970s, initiating a fraught relationship between him and the viewing public. “You cannot understand the artist in his time, you can only love or hate him,” Lüpertz has said.

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Vienna
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The oil painting is structured like a triptych. On the left part a nude young man is shown …

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The oil painting is structured like a triptych. On the left part a nude young man is shown reminding of a Greek youngling, standing in the contrapposto. The figure is determined by a downwards movement. In the middle a board-shaped structure appears, serving the viewer the so called dangers: hardly definable abstract …

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Markus Lüpertz
German, b. 1941
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Markus Lüpertz is known for his expressively rendered paintings and sculptures, which often merge abstraction and representation. His career first gained traction in the early 1960s, and he was the head of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, one of Germany’s most acclaimed art schools, for 22 years. In his work, Lüpertz combines references to popular culture, biblical and mythological themes and protagonists, and his country’s history and culture, including the Nazi era. His series of paintings of military helmets and other wartime symbols caused controversy in the 1970s, initiating a fraught relationship between him and the viewing public. “You cannot understand the artist in his time, you can only love or hate him,” Lüpertz has said.

Markus Lüpertz

Gefahren der Pubertät (Dangers of Puberty), 1988

Oil on canvas
59 1/10 × 78 7/10 in
150 × 200 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Vienna
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