Oberon, Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz
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Georg Baselitz

Oberon, 1964

318 x 256 mm
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Pencil and coloured pencil on laid paper
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17169 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


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This drawing bears a close connection to the painting of the same name that forms the culmination of Georg Baselitz’s “pandemonic phase”. The artist’s figural depictions of that phase mirror a society stricken with the consequences of repressing the Nazi crimes against humanity. He gave it expression in deformed beings with overly long necks and faces distorted in grimaces – creatures he himself described as “gristly outgrowths of tremendous size in the desolate landscape”[1].

[1] Georg Baselitz: Pandämonisches Manifest I, 1. Version, Oktober 1961, in: Georg Baselitz. Der Weg der Erfindung.

Zeichnungen, Bilder, Skulpturen, Exh. Cat.., Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

1988, pp 14–15.

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