Galerie Thomas is presenting selected works of Classic Modernism and German Expressionism as well as Highlights of Modern and Contemporary Art at ART COLOGNE 2013.
Parallel to the Tom Wesselmann exhibition at our Munich based Galerie Thomas Modern (until June 1), we are presenting one of the typical 'steel drawings' of the Pop Art artist at ART COLOGNE.
From Nude Painting Print (Double Layer) dating from 1979/1998 illustrates Wesselmann's original idea to preserve the process and immediacy of his drawings and to transfer this into steel. The main motifs of these works are the same that preoccupied him since the 1950s - nudes, still lifes and landscapes. However, from the very beginning he was mainly interested in the form and presentation of the image, which caused a constant change and development in his work.
The comprehensive exhibition of works by Edvard Munch and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner at Galerie Thomas caused a furore at the beginning of this year. Following the great response we are presenting examples of Edvard Munch's varied graphic works amongst others at ART COLOGNE.
The woman represented on the colour lithograph Woman with Red Hair and Green Eyes. The Sin from1902 is presumably the same model Munch used for his work Vampire. His friend Adolf Paul, who met the sitter in Munch's studio, later described her flaming red hair falling over her shoulders "like coagulated blood". The title and the representation of the present work suggests that Munch, living in Berlin at the time of its creation, knew one of the versions of The Sin that Franz von Stuck created from 1891.