HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

Every month, we will showcase a different work of art we want to bring to your attention for a special reason here. For January, we have chosen Maler und Modell (Artist and Model) by Willi Baumeister.

Willi Baumeister - Maler und Modell
Willi Baumeister

Maler und Modell

oil with synthetic resin on cardboard
1942
45,3 x 53,3 cm / 17 7/8 x 21 in.
signed lower right verso inscribed '253 42'

Like many other artists, the theme of painter and model fascinated Baumeister. He repeatedly made the motif the theme of his paintings, for the first time in a series of paintings in 1913. In the years from 1920 to 1933 he created a large number of paintings of the themes of painter, draughtsman, model, studio – united in the catalogue raisonné as the period headed „The Painter 1920-1933“. After a long period of increasing abstraction, he took up the theme again, using earlier figurative elements. He reduced both human figures to a few shapes and lines, but still the motif is easily recognizable.

January 22nd this year marks Willi Baumeister's 130th birthday.

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