Georg Baselitz. How it began…

01 October, Thursday
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The exhibition presents paintings, drawings, watercolours of the last two decades

The exhibition presents paintings, drawings, watercolours of the last two decades. The major part of the works belongs to the collection of the Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria).

Having started his career at the turn of the 1950-1960-ies as a provocative, scandalous artist who criticized abstract art, Baselitz was experimenting with object painting and demonstrating his rejection of contemporary art, and was not the only artist who did it. The «Neue Wilde» movement Baselitz associated himself with, took inspiration mainly from classical German Expressionism, claiming to return to the figurative art, colour, spontaneous methods of making an art work. Baselitz's paintings were breaking stereotypes turning them «upside down». It was the artist's favorite technique.

In this sense the works by Georg Baselitz from the iconic series and exhibitions dated 2000-ies such as «Monumental Watercolours» at the Albertina Museum (Vienna, 2003), «Remix» at the Pinakothek (Munich, 2006), «Russian Paintings» at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, 2007) and others are radical but at the same time natural phenomena.

Entrance ticket - 300 rub.

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