Carl Buchheister

Composition Gowa

1958

Original title
Komposition Gowa
Medium
Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 322 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Willi Kemp 1991
Reference
T06450

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During the 1920s, Buchheister painted in a geometric, abstract style, influenced by Constructivism. With the rise of Nazism, his avant-garde approach was seen as reflecting seditious foreign influences, and he was condemned as a degenerate artist, and forbidden to continue painting. He began to make art again after the war, now following the more gestural, calligraphic style seen in these works.

Gallery label, September 2004

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