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121002840
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zwei Akte mit Holzskulptur, 1914.
Pen and India ink drawing
Starting bid: € 3,000 / $ 3,240
Zwei Akte mit Holzskulptur. 1914.
Pen and India ink drawing.
On paper. 20 x 14.5 cm (7.8 x 5.7 in), size of sheet.
[CH].
• From the sought-after Berlin period.
• Dynamic scene from Kirchner's studio.
• As it was the case with the so-called "Viertelstundenakten" from the early Dresden "Brücke" years, Kirchner, now a masterful draughtsman, succeeded in sketching the essence of the female nude and the surrounding interior with quick, confident strokes.
• The Berlin studio, like the studio in Dresden, is not only a living and working space, but also a meeting place for amateur female models.
• The "Brücke" artists described the depiction of people, and in particular the female nude, which is a recurring theme throughout Kirchner's entire artistic oeuvre, as "the basis of all visual art"
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PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 260f., SHG no. 376 (illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 337, SHG no. 758 (illu.).

"All this also changes the style, first and foremost in the drawing: it becomes more elongated and expressive [..]. The line becomes increasingly finer, fiercer and more nervous, the frequent use of zigzag hatching becomes steeper and more pointed."
Wolfgang Henze, Kirchner der Zeichner, Henze & Ketterer catalog no. 78, p. 12

In good condition. A few small stains and handling creases. [SM]



121002840
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Zwei Akte mit Holzskulptur, 1914.
Pen and India ink drawing
Starting bid: € 3,000 / $ 3,240