Otto Mueller:
Picture "Nude"

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Limited, 499 Copies | Photolithography on Handmade Paper | Handmade | Sheet Format 77 x 64 cm

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Otto Mueller: Picture "Nude"

With expressive strokes of chalk Otto Mueller (1874-1930) transfers his female figure to a natural paradise. The coloring gives the representation something transparent: "The color supports this impression of an owlfly. She is lying in the contours, thin and almost transparent like pollen." (Paul Westheim).

Hand finished, gridless photolithography in 4 colours on Zerkall paper. Limited worldwide edition of 499 copies. Unframed. Sheet format 77 x 64 cm.

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Otto Muller (1874-1930), one of the most important representatives of the German expressionism, was quiet according to reports of contemporaries, closed almost stubborn person. His close friend Wilhelm Lehmbruck, who was artistically not less than him introverted, 1910 the "bridge” on their own way. His work is similar in many stylistic elements the (Bridge) artists, however, it differs by its insistence on a certain naturalness, his search for the "paradise" in the link between man and nature, which brought him the reputation of an expressionist Romanticist.

His earthy-green landscapes nudes female and the numerous versions of a theme that occupied him throughout his life: The semi-exotic, half Fantastic acting "gypsies" -portraits. His landscapes reveal his autonomy: with structured elements in muted colours and their strictly composition, they are comparable at best the great late works of Paula Modersohn Becker's.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Artistic movement that replaced the Impressionism in the early 20th century.

Expressionism is the German form of the art revolution in painting, graphics and sculpture, which found its precursor in the works of Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in the late 19th century. The Expressionists tried to advance to the basic elements of painting. With vibrant, unbroken colors in large areas and with the emphasis on line and the resulting targeted suggestive expressiveness they fought against the artistic taste established by bourgeoisie.

The most important representatives of Expressionism were the founders of "Die Brücke" (The Bridge): Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller and Franz Marc, August Macke, among others.

Masters of Viennese Expressionism are Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

The Fauvism is the French form of Expressionism.

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