Georg Baselitz [no title] 1995

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Artist
Georg Baselitz born 1938
Title
[no title]
Date 1995
Medium Aquatint and drypoint on paper
Dimensions Image: 287 x 175 mm
mount: 559 x 409 x 4 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Reference
P77939

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Baselitz’s vigorous and expressive style, influenced by the drawing and paintings of the mentally ill, often represents the body as a site of anxiety. This series of prints show a female figure crouching and twisted. The body is fragmented: in some works, the head is cropped, while others feature only isolated limbs. The hatched and scored quality adds to the sense of raw spontaneity and even violence. Many of the prints include flowers and vegetation which, with the use of greens and browns, suggest wild nature and fertility.

July 2015

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