Colin Self
Power and Beauty No. 2 1968

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Colin Self born 1941
Power and Beauty No. 2
Date 1968
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 679 x 1043 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1994
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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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