Carl Buchheister Composition Gowa 1958

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Artist
Carl Buchheister 1890–1964
Title
Composition Gowa
Komposition Gowa
Date 1958
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 322 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Willi Kemp 1991
Reference
T06450
Not on display

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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.

September 2004

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