Carl Buchheister Composition Ursiem 1959

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Carl Buchheister 1890–1964
Composition Ursiem
Komposition Ursiem
Date 1959
Medium Graphite, ink, oil paint and adhesive on paper mounted on cardboard
Dimensions Support: 302 x 389 x 23 mm
Acquisition Presented by Willi Kemp 1991
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 style seen in these works.

September 2004

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