Look lady, let’s make this quick…

5 08 2015

Look lady, let's make this quick..





karl schmidt-rottluff

4 08 2015

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1 December 1884 – 10 August 1976) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, one of the four founder-members of the artist group Die Brücke.

He was born Karl Schmidt in Rottluff, Saxony, today a district of Chemnitz, and attended the Humanistisches Gynasium in Chemnitz.[1] He began to study architecture in Dresden, but gave up after a term,[1] when he became a founder member of a group of artists known as Die Brücke (“The Bridge”), along with his fellow architecture students Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl and Erich Heckel. The group was founded in Dresden on 7 June 1905, and its first exhibition opened in Leipzig in November of the same year.

In 1906 he added “Rottluff” to his surname. He spent the summer of that year on island of Alsen, in the company of Emil Nolde. From 1907 to 1912 he spent the summers on the coast at Dangast, near Bremen. In December 1911, like the rest of members of Die Brücke he moved from Dresden to Berlin.[1] The group was dissolved in 1913. He served in the army on the eastern front in 1915–18, before returning to Berlin, where he spent the rest of his life, except for a period during the Second World War, when he returned to Rottluff following the destruction of his studio in an air raid.

The work seems rough, violent, compulsive. As if emotions had run amok. There is no frosting on the cake with these fellows (expressionists) and I think that this is what the Nazi’s hated. Art refusing to be a function of a culture or the state.





Lady in the black handlebar

4 08 2015

Lady in the black handlebarby David Halliday





Annick Bouvattier

4 08 2015

Some of her work strikes me as tacky. Other work is very interesting. So I’m not completely sure what to think.





The Spy

4 08 2015

If you look, you can find him every night. Lurking.

The Spy





Louis van Engelen

3 08 2015

Born in 1856. Died in 1940. Belgian. That’s all I know. But I lived in Belgian for several years and I was exposed to a lot of home talent.





Edge of Antartica

3 08 2015

With the attention paid to melting ice shields, tourism becomes the new cottage industry.

Edge of Antartica








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