Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artistin Marcella

Kirchner07

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artistin Marcella, 1910

Quote below from: Norbert Wolf. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938: On the Edge of the Abyss of Time. Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 2003. (p. 36)

“The composition is marked by intrinsic monumentality and clarity. The girl’s pose is very casual, one knee raised, her head resting on her right hand. A relaxed, introverted mood, underscored by the cat asleep in the foreground, pervades the scene. Wine bottles in the background contribute to the bohemian atmosphere. The simplicity of the composition is deceptive, for its structure is extremely refined. The motifs are arranged along a rising diagonal from lower left to upper right. Smooth, homogenously opaque colour fields limited to a few intense hues, including a dominant green, and closed contours establish a compositional rhythm.”

I think..

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s