Portrait of Anna Roslund by Gabriele Munter

Anna Roslund-Aagard (1891-1941), was the wife of the Danish painter Carl Treor Aagard.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
94 x 68 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £43,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Sotheby's

She was a writer and musician closely involved with the Scandinavian avant-garde. The expressive power of Munter's treatment of Anna Aagard is enhanced by her feeling for her subject, who is shown seated smoking a pipe, with her left arm thrown back in a posture reflecting both her personality and her frame of mind. The painting is introspective in mood, with a quality of strangeness which seems indicative of Munter's own psychological state, as her long time partner Vassily Kandinsky had just married another woman.

Provenance

Anna Aagaard; The Aagaard.

Venue details

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, LEICESTER Leicestershire LE1 7EA 0116 225 4900 www.visitleicester.info/museums

Entry details

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