Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner through shadow, light and colors

As one of the first artist ever, produced Kirchner eloquent dialogues and oppositions between painting and printmaking as a classical art forms and photography. He photographed famous models such as his addition to his sculptures and his beautiful portraits. Kirchner staged in such a comparative look between the real 'template' and the finished image. He reveals his personal system of expressive stylization of reality. At the same time he calls just by comparison with the 'reality' the freedom of art from any traditional imperative of mimetic fidelity.
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


Jules Bonnot said...

i love Ernst Ludwig Kirchner !!!!!!!!!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Jules Bonnot

Hi Jules, I love him to, he ist very important in my artistic life...
thank you for comming

see you

Clint said...

He was certainly ahead of his time. Thanks, Laura, for a wonderful presentation! God bless.

Anonymous said...

Interesting style and color usage...I like the painting of the 3 "old" ladies.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This amazing work with us

ADRIAN said...

Thanks for the introduction........moving and thought provoking images.

Michele said...

molto belli
il nudo iniziale, l'autoritratto, le tre vecchiette
insomma alla fine sono tutti belli
mi colpisce il mix colore
ciao Michele pianetatempolibero

all ways 11 o'clock said...

...his tragedy and vulnerability is written in his face in his paintings and photography. he seems beautiful to me. thank you for sharing this with us.


Jean Spitzer said...

Really enjoyable to see these images gathered and presented together.

I was just looking at some of his paintings in a book about German artists and loving them before you started posting about him, and this just makes me like him even more.

Jouir la vie said...

Thanks for showing, I'd never seen before some of him, and I like it too...

Best wishes

Tito said...

Grazie Laura per questa interessante carrellata di foto e opere di questo grande personaggio. Un abbraccio.

Paul Gervais de Bédée said...

Wonderful post, great work.

Apprendista Nocchiero said...

Mi piace tantissimo il modo in cui rappresenta la realtà su tela dopo averla immortalata in foto... Rielabora l'oggetto tirandone fuori un'anima invisibile e tastabile solo con il cuore...
Semplicemente divino.

elquesusurraenlaoscuridad said...

Hi Laura, Thanks for this post. Great expressionist whose art even today. after year, remains in force.

Bruce Barone said...

Love his art.

Love your post!

Thank You for the inspiration!!!

Joop Zand said...

Hello Laura

Your work is so BEAUTIFUL, all the compliments for you !!!

Greetings, Joop

Bitch said...

Thank you, Laura,
for your Introduction of this
important artist.
Like Clint is saying, he was
ahead of his time..

Rachel said...

Liebe Laura,

das ist ja hoch interessant, immer wieder lerne ich bei dir Neues dazu, prima!!!

dir alles Liebe

von Herzen, Rachel

Ugly Stepsister said...

Hi Laura,
Very interesting artist. It's always fascinating to see how an artist composes his pieces.


Anonymous said...

Hi laura!
You are a sweet person with a BIG heart :)
Your way of paying tribute, and honoring this Great remarkable Artist, is more than loving!

Leovi said...

Great post. Undoubtedly find the sensuality and feelings in greater depth and beauty in the tables in the photos. It was obviously a great painter. A hug.

Brian Sylvester said...


After your previous post, I went and did some research on Kirchner. This newest post adds another layer of depth. I absolutely love the old black and whites and the examples of his paintings. Brilliant!

Take care,

Two Tigers said...

It's so good of you, dear Laura, to give us more images from this great artist! What you said before is true - I can see his influence in your works! Great post, many thanks.

Luisa Navarrete said...

Impresionante Laura, gracias por traerlo

Un abrazo

Dominic Doherty said...

What a talented artist!!!

Michael Rowland said...

very interesting, his unusual style makes me wonder how I can create something in this direction, it's a challenge to create something new,,, thanks,,,M

Anthony Duce said...

I enjoyed the history and the images. Thanks for bringing to my attention so much more.

Celeste Bergin said...

brilliant post! a treat for the eyes

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- Clint
Thank you dear Clint, always nice to see you

--- Theanne...
thank you very much

thank you SKIZO

thank you

--- Michele pianetatempolibero
:-) eh si sono tutti belli...

--- all ways 11 o'clock
oh you are so right, thank you Robert for comming

--- Jean Spitzer
:-) I'm happy about, thank you!

--- Jouir la vie
Ich danke dir lieber Kvelli!

--- Tito
grazie Tito, sono contenta che ti sia piaciuto il post

--- Paul Gervais de Bédée
Thank you so much! It is very nice to see you

--- Apprendista Nocchiero
heiiii si vede proprio che sei uno scrittore, hai descritto proprio l'essenza di quello che provo io per lui... grazieeeeeeeee

--- elquesusurraenlaoscuridad
thank you very much!

--- Bruce Barone
Hi, I'm really happy that you liked, see you

--- Joop Zand
:-) thank you

--- Bitch
I Monika, I'm so happy that you liked!

--- Rachel
oh Rachel das ist schön für mich, was du gesacht hast!
dicke bussi

--- Ugly Stepsister
thank you Barbara, you are welcome

--- Eyeliquor
... you are so nice, thank you

--- Leovi
Hi, yes you are right...

--- Brian Sylvester
I'm glad that you liked!
see you and have a nice day

---Two Tigers
:-) Thank you this is a nice compliment for me!

--- Luisa Navarrete
gracias a vos!

--- Dominic Doherty
Hi, yes he is!

--- Michael Rowland
:-) I'm glad that you feel that

--- Anthony Duce
It is a pleasure for me Anthony, thank you

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste Bergin

Hi dear Celeste, very nice to see you, thank you

Humberto Dib said...

Great work, nice blog, thanks for visiting mine.
Cheers from Argentina.

murci said...

Precioso blog el tuyo.

bondearte said...

Belissimo "post"
Eu achei muito interessante o processo de criação de imagens que Ernst Ludwig Kirchner fasia,
de como ele extraia suas imagens expressionistas a partir das fotos.

jasmin said...

liebe Laura,
es ist auch ein bewegtes Leben neben seiner Malkunst und Fotografie die du hier zeigst, oft die unsichere Situation des Lebens, Spuren gingen voraus, die traurige Beendigung seines Lebens,
eine große Hinterlassenschaft ist geblieben...
liebe Grüße Jasmin

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- Humberto Dib
I thank you Humberto for comming here, you are welcome

--- murci
thank you very much :-)

--- bondearte
:-) Paulo seava segura che te andava a gustar :-)

--- jasmin
ja Jasmin, aber wie du sagst "eine große Hinterlassenschaft ist geblieben"...
danke viel mals

AutumnLeaves said...

Interesting lesson here, Laura. Thanks!

Leovi said...

Lovely, I really like. I've never looked for a second time is not wasted, every time I draw new beautiful details. Greetings.

Crissant said...

He´s great!
You always suprise me with your good taste, my dear.

ñOCO Le bOLO said...

· It's a good job. Oppose the engraving to photography can help understanding the origins of many of the paintings that we know.

· greetings


Anonymous said...

thank you for this very interesting article !
I had a great pleasure to read ! :))


Denise Scaramai said...

Mi piace anche il lavoro di Kirchner!
al di là delle espressioni peculiari,
ha una fantastica gamma di colori!
è affascinante!
Bacione caríssima!!

Dulce said...

WOW, this is really stunning... my first visit and i am really impressed.
superb work here!


Andrew Finnie said...

Aha, what a great artist, he had an amzing eye, you know I always thought his female models were younger, I often wondered what their fathers thought they were doing... :) That sculpture is a fine work I have never seen, and the portrait next to the picture of him in the jumper, has some fine colour harmonies.

Thanks for such a good post. The German expressionists really opened our eyes.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- AutumnLeaves
I thank you for comming my dear, and I'm glad you liked

--- Leovi
so true... thank you

--- Crissant
thank you my dear you are so lovely

--- ñOCO Le bOLO
Hi! Yes it is true, thank you for comming, you are welcome

--- CR & LMA
:-) see you

--- Mahon
Thank you very much!

--- Denise Scaramai
Ciao Denise, carissima amica, hai ragione é affascinante!
Grazie mille

--- Dulce
:-) Thank you, you are welcome!

--- Andrew Finnie
:-) Hi Andrew!
the youngs models especial Fränzi and Marcella are not the only one as you can see...
Thank you Andrew, I'm really glad that you liked

see you

Stella said...

Straordinario talento!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Laura,,and it is clear why do you love so much Kirchner´s work. It is a milestone certainly among the western contemporary art and a never ending source of inspiration. Thanks for bringing us this knowledge,,I am sure many of us will love and appreciate his work even more.
Have a lovely and shining day !!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...


Ciao Stella, hai proprio ragione,
grazie :-)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Alberto Oliver

Thank you, I'm glad to see you

Vasile Covaciu said...

wonderful post, interesting blog, glad to meet you!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Vasile Covaciu
it is my pleasure, thank you for comming :-)

Meowlissa said...

These are amazing! Thanks for posting :)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...


thank you, I'm happy to see you, welcome

Marty said...

really great post Laura ! Interessant and amazing set of images ! wonderful

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...


Thank you Marty!!

Leovi said...

Today I want to highlight the first frame of the series, but the photo in a B / W old is beautiful, the picture exudes sensuality not only the position and the subtlety of her but also by the look of it. A hug.

Roger Gauthier said...

Thank you Laura for taking the time to gather all info for this exceptional post. I knew him rather vaguely. I now feel a bit less stupid.

artebaiao said...

What a awesome brain Kirchner has!!! He is "the professor"!

Rodney said...

Interesting post! I really enjoy the art of the early (German) pioneers of expressionist art. Your own work reminds strongly of this, but at the same time is very modern too, it has your own touch, interpretation! How is your exhibition coming along?

And thank you for your nice comment on my recent work!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

--- Leovi
thank you so much...

--- Roger Gauthier
thank you very much Robert, I'm glad that you liked

--- artebaiao
:-) yes... Thank you

--- Rodney
Rodney, I thank you so much!
see you

Eduardo Miguel said...

Olá! Ich bin mit seinem Besuch zum Grube blog und verehrt, um sein postagem zu sehen die kunst, von Ernst Kirchner, Schuldner zu zeigen für die Wahrscheinlichkeit und den Erfolg mit seinem blog sehr glücklich.
Ein großes, das ich von Brasilien umarme!

sim only contracts said...

Fantastic, dramatic colours in this photo! Beautiful!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Una forma defirente de presentar una realidad que nos equipara a ilusionismo....

Saludos y un abrazo.


Excellent série d'œuvres "parallèles et touchantes".
Excellent travail aussi, que le tiens dans cette recherche, et cette mise en page, aussi joliment offerts à notre vue.
Amitiés artistiques,


alessandra caprini said...

ciao laura!!
ti ho premiato con il sunchine award nel mio blog… spero ti faccia piacere… se ti va vai a vedere:


ps: purtroppo non siamo riusciti a passare per Salisburgo... sarà per la prossima volta!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I want to thank you all my dear friend another time, you are wonderfull

thank you to all

Momo Luna said...

Great post Laura, i love the art of Kirchner a lot!!!


Julien DANIELO said...

Merci pour cette rétrospective ! Très interressant d'autant plus que ces oeuvres sont des miraculées, ayant réussies à survivre au nazisme. Tes photos sont un bel hommage !

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