South Seas, Maximilian Klewer
Maximilian Klewer
South Seas
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Maximilian Klewer

South Seas, 1936


Dimensions
48.5 x 48.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2409
Acquisition
Erworben 2013 als Schenkung eines privaten Unterstützers
Status
On display

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About the Work

The identity of the elegant lady remains an enigma. Her rigorous posture and her aloof gaze contradict the stereotype of the exotic, libertine beauty. The four fish behind her seem odd; their fins form an aureole around her embellished head. In this painting, Klewer combines his interest in naturalist representation with the severity of New Objectivity and a surreal pictorial vocabulary. After his death, the artist, who rarely exhibited during his lifetime, faded into oblivion.

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South Seas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: M. Klewer 36

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© Evelyn Lehmann
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Erworben 2013 als Schenkung eines privaten Unterstützers

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20.08.2019