Miriam Cahn, ‘geschwister, 22.03.2010’, 2010, Painting, Oil on canvas, Drawing Room
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Miriam Cahn

geschwister, 22.03.2010, 2010

Oil on canvas
51 1/5 × 25 3/5 in
130 × 65 cm
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Hamburg
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Miriam Cahn (* 1949 in Basel) established a canon of recurring motifs very early on: people, …

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Mint
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Hand-signed by artist, back
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Miriam Cahn
Swiss, b. 1949
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Miriam Cahn makes intimate, haunting paintings and drawings of semi-ambiguous figures, animals, and landscapes imbued with quiet emotion. Influenced by the black-and-white images she was exposed to through early television and reproductions in art history textbooks, Cahn used only black, white, and shades of gray in her early work. She began using color in 1994, turned on to the formal and psychological power of mass media imagery and its gradual saturation. She cites Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) as a work that exposed her to the hyper-reality of color. With exquisite sensitivity, Cahn uses color to highlight choice parts of her figures—principally the genitals, breasts, lips, or eyes—suggesting fragility and fecundity and endowing her figures with a sense of inner life.

Miriam Cahn, ‘geschwister, 22.03.2010’, 2010, Painting, Oil on canvas, Drawing Room
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Miriam Cahn (* 1949 in Basel) established a canon of recurring motifs very early on: people, houses, animals, plants and landscapes that oscillate between the figurative and the abstract. Her colours are magical and the works seem to glow from within. Yet they frequently have an eerie and threatening subtext. Cahn’s …

Medium
Condition
Mint
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, back
Frame
Not included
Miriam Cahn
Swiss, b. 1949
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Miriam Cahn makes intimate, haunting paintings and drawings of semi-ambiguous figures, animals, and landscapes imbued with quiet emotion. Influenced by the black-and-white images she was exposed to through early television and reproductions in art history textbooks, Cahn used only black, white, and shades of gray in her early work. She began using color in 1994, turned on to the formal and psychological power of mass media imagery and its gradual saturation. She cites Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 film Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) as a work that exposed her to the hyper-reality of color. With exquisite sensitivity, Cahn uses color to highlight choice parts of her figures—principally the genitals, breasts, lips, or eyes—suggesting fragility and fecundity and endowing her figures with a sense of inner life.

Miriam Cahn

geschwister, 22.03.2010, 2010

Oil on canvas
51 1/5 × 25 3/5 in
130 × 65 cm
.
Sold
Location
Hamburg
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