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, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 11

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About the Work

Nudes are among the Brücke artists’ most important motifs. Schmidt-Rottluff shows three female nudes reclining on yellow cushions. It is possible that they were not in the studio but, as the title suggests, in a kind of outdoor pavilion – the “Kiosk”. The nervous and small-scale style of the Brücke years gave way to a two-dimensional, calm painting style with few strong colours. The accentuated outlines and angular facial features reveal Schmidt-Rottluff’s interest in the design principles of African wooden sculptures, which then influenced his art.

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
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
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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Last update

22.11.2022