In the Kiosk, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
In the Kiosk
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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

In the Kiosk, 1912


Dimensions
87.0 x 95.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 53
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 1941
Status
On display

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About the Work

In was not in the South Seas, but in the cold, wintry north that Schmidt-Rottluff painted his picture 'In the Kiosk' in 1912. Two years previously the member of the Brücke artists' group had moved into a small attic studio in Hamburg, where the exotic beauties lolled languidly in front of his easel. For some citizens of the Hanseatic city, these Brücke pictures were quite simply "a witches' Sabbath of wild forms and colours". Schmidt-Rottluff's Hamburg patron, Rose Schapire, had a very different opinion. The painting reminded her "that we are all lonely and rejected, and that there is no bridge leading from one individual to another".

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
In the Kiosk
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: S. Rottluff 19 12

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 1941

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 31AA236 lying figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2351 sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
Secondary
Associative
  • 48B11 workshop, studio of the artist (in general)

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16.09.2019