Carl Buchheister

Composition Ursiem

1959

Original title
Komposition Ursiem
Medium
Graphite, ink, oil paint and adhesive on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions
Support: 302 x 389 x 23 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Willi Kemp 1991
Reference
T06453

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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 style seen in these works.

Gallery label, September 2004

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