Adam and Eve, Anton Räderscheidt
Anton Räderscheidt
Adam and Eve
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Anton Räderscheidt

Adam and Eve, 1936

146 x 113.6 cm
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Oil on canvas
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Acquired in 2011, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Not on display


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It is as an exponent of New Objectivity that the Cologne artist Anton Räderscheidt is known. The works he painted in exile in Paris from 1936 onwards have all but fallen into oblivion, only few of them having survived the war. The composition ‘Adam and Eve’ conveys the fear and uncertainty that characterised the artist’s situation. Not only the content, but also the thick application of the paint and extremely free brushwork are reactions to the political circumstances and the penchant for sentimentality that characterized tastes in art during the Third Reich.

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