Marianne before a Mirror, Karl Hubbuch
Karl Hubbuch
Marianne before a Mirror
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Karl Hubbuch

Marianne before a Mirror, 1929 – 1930


Dimensions
100.0 x 100.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2330
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
On display

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About the Work

Disturbingly direct, curvaceous, crazy - with a libidinous grin, Hubbuch's model Marianne sticks out her breasts towards the viewer without a hint of embarrassment. The nude portraits by the Karlsruhe artist Karl Hubbuch aroused strong criticism for insistently opposing the bourgeois image of woman as wife, housewife and mother. The National Socialists felt provoked by the "perverse show of flesh", which contributed to the "corruption of the people", and they dismissed Hubbuch from his post as professor at the Karlsruhe Art Academy. The painter remains one of the best-known representatives of New Objectivity.

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Basic Information

Title
Marianne before a Mirror
Painter
Backside
Female nude (half figure) with wash bowl in front of a table
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
rückseitig signiert

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Karl Hubbuch Stiftung, Freiburg
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

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Primary
  • 61BB2(BEFFERT, Marianne)11(+53) historical person (BEFFERT, Marianne) - BB - woman - historical person (BEFFERT, Marianne) portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 31AA2223 breasts - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA243 head bent backwards - AA - female human figure
  • 31B62321 laughing
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13.03.2019