Often, Kirchner was inspired directly from photographs. He developed such as in self-portraits of shadow and light areas in the color photography alienated dissections of physiognomy. Just as he composed figure scenes - as the famous sensual depictions of the couple Hembus of 1930
In general, Kirchner developed in the paintings from the 1920s of contrasts, overexposure and transitions of light, shadow, contour and color, dissolve the image of objects. It created abstracted, flat images with enigmatic image areas and new degrees of freedom. For these image patterns Kirchner himself coined the term "new style".
All Paintings, Photos and the one sculpture are from Ernst Ludwig Kirchner