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View out the Window

View out the Window

1982

Georg Baselitz

(German, 1938-)

Oil on canvas

Overall: 249.9 x 199.4 cm (98 3/8 x 78 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.86

Description

In 1969 Baselitz challenged painting traditions by rendering the human figure upside down. This provocative departure established a new pictorial convention that emphasized expressive brushwork and the effect on the viewer’s psyche over the work’s subject matter. Intensified by the bright, raw colors dominated by a background of acid yellows, the painting is disorienting, and urges the viewer to look at the artwork not as a representation of a subject, but a reflection of the inner self.

See also
Collection: 
CONTEMP - Painting
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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