Monday, July 9, 2018

Georg Baselitz’s Heroes

They are monumental paintings, aggressive and defiant in their execution. At the same time, they possess a quality of ambivalence, fatefulness and vulnerability to this day – Georg Baselitz’s dramatic and contradictory “Heroes”. 
Georg Baselitz - Ein Roter
Georg Baselitz (1938) is one of the most influential painters and sculptors of our time. In 1965/66, in a virtually explosive spurt of productivity, he developed his dramatic and paradoxical Hero paintings. 
The forceful workgroup of the Heroes and New Types is today regarded worldwide as a key example of the German art of the 1960s. 
Georg Baselitz - Bonjour Monsieur Courbet
His monumental “Heroes” in their tattered battle dress, figures marked as much by failure as they are by resignation, possess an accordingly contradictory character.

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