Jul 5, 2007

View out the Window

View out the Window


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


Did you know?

Georg Baselitz's first inverted figures included abstract portraits of his wife, Elke, and his friends in the German art world.


In 1969 Georg Baselitz challenged painting traditions through a foundational reversal: he began rendering the human figure upside down. This departure established a new pictorial convention for the artist that he developed in subsequent years. The work's expressive brushwork and bright, raw colors endow the disorienting image with strong emotional energy, evocative of inner turmoil.

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

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.