Untitled (Figure with Raised Arm)
- Art Funded
- 253 x 71 x 46 cm
- Galerie Michael Werner
He began his career as a painter poised between abstract and figurative art and concerned always to reconnect modern German art with its historical and visual roots. Around 1979, Baselitz turned to sculpting in wood. In this work, he has modelled the figure by direct hacking and gouging and then painted it, echoing a tradition that descends from comparable sculptures by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and from German Renaissance limewood sculpture.