Georg Baselitz Drummer 1982

Artwork details

Artist
Georg Baselitz born 1938
Title
Drummer
Trommler
Date 1982
Medium Linocut on paper
Dimensions Support: 2010 x 1508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P07998
Not on display

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Baselitz considers printmaking, painting and sculpture as separate disciplines. At his home in Derneberg the artist has independent studios for each practice. Nevertheless, the artist's work in one medium will influence his production in the others. 'Sculpture is a very agressive act', he stated in 1984. 'The same is true for woodcut and linocut.' Baselitz has identified the drummer in this large print as a symbolic figure 'signifying aggressiveness'. The repetitive motion of drumming and the crashing sound it makes are conveyed by the crude lines that depict drummer, drum and noise.

September 2004

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