Untitled (Figure with Raised Arm) by Georg Baselitz

Born Georg Kern near Dresden in East Germany, Baselitz adopted the name of his birthplace in 1961.

Details

Medium:
Limewood & oil paint
Dimensions:
253 x 71 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £242,000)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Georg Baselitz.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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