Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper at the A.I.C.
is a nice opportunity
to compare Modern with Contemporary
(unless, like myself, you'd just as soon ignore the latter)
I'm not especially thrilled with the above,
I sympathize with the artist
needing to add a strip to the top of his sheet
after realizing that
he began the figure too high on the page.
Ludwig Meidner, 1913
Yes... but also beautiful
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1905
Ah.. for the life of a wild, young artist.
This is presumably a scene from his studio in Dresden
where he and his friends founded "Die Brücke"
Lovis Corinth, Self Portrait , 1924
Something of an anomaly,
Corinth is from an earlier generation (b. 1858),
in the last year of his life,
we find him
as a full blown expressionist.
Oscar Kokoschka, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 1913
of the famous romance
between a young artist
and the widow of Gustav Mahler.
There's something so...
Kurt Schwitters 1942
There seems to be a story here.
With a little modification,
it could be one of the side panels
done by Duccio.
Which is why I like these
early 20th C. Expressionists,
even if there's a straight
from their artworld celebration of miserable self
to the contemporary art
that followed them.