Saturday, June 21, 2014

About an all powerful government - The "degenerate" work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938



1906 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Doris with a Ruffled Collar



1909 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Dodo with a Japanese Umbrella


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art. He volunteered for German army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown & was discharged. In 1933, his work was branded as "degenerate" by the Nazis. In 1937, he was asked for his resignation from the Berlin Academy of Arts, & over 600 of his works were confiscated from public museums in Germany & were sold or destroyed. In 1938, he committed suicide.



1909-10 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Marzella



1910 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Self Portrait with Model



1910 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938)



1910 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Artiste Marcella



1910 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Kokottenkopf with Feathered Hat



1911 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Dodo with a Big Feather Hat



1911 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Portrait of a Woman



1912 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Lady in the Park



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Erna Schilling



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Five Women at the Street



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Japanese Parasol



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Street, Berlin



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Two Women with Basin



1913 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Woman in a Green Blouse



1913-14 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Berlin Street Scene



1913-20 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Woman before a Mirror



1914 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Gerda



1914 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Dancing Couple



1914 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Portrait of Gerda



1914 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) The Garden Cafe



1915 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Erna with Cigarette



1916 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Königstein with Red Church



1918 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Pink Roses



1922 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Sunday in the Alps



1926 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Street Scene in front of a Barbershop



1927 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) The Lovers



1927 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Women on Street



1927-29 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Two Women in a Cafe



1928-29 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Sad Female Head



1930 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Lovers (The Kiss)



1932-33 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Expressionist, 1880-1938) Two Acrobats