In 1915, Kirchner volunteered to serve as a driver in the artillery in order to avoid being drafted for less desirable duties. I don't know; I guess for me it doesn't build all that much more on the 19th Century, on Munch's Street Scene of Karl Johan Strasse. They discussed art together and also studied nature, having a radical outlook in common. While attending classes, he became close friends with Fritz Bleyl, who shared his radical outlook on art and nature. He studied architecture as a sop to his parents, but abandoned it for art and the bohemian life.
Their group was one of the seminal ones which in due course had a major impact on the evolution of modern art in the 20th century and created the style of. It gives me incessantly the impression of a bloody carnival. He illustrated his feelings by distorting the color, rough texture and sharp shape of the women on the street, to make them look empty. The group met initially in Kirchner's first studio, which had previously been a butcher's shop. A school established by Kirchner and Pechstein closed after one year. The swooping perspective is similar to Kirchner's early paintings of urban life. The figures in the very center are two prostitutes who for him embodied not only glamour and alienation, but the sad reality of a culture in which everything was for sale.
He did not base his paintings on careful preparatory drawings. Intimations of crass sex are all but absent from paintings that are, in their jagged and acidic manner, valentines to the city. I think she's holding some kind of toy. None of whom engage them directly. For about six years they enjoyed an idyllic existence.
The women at the right, one clutching her purse, the other her skirt, are holding themselves in, and their faces are expressionless, almost masklike. I love the orange tracing around the woman's hat. The woman in this painting can said to be almost mechanical like; In the way that they almost look lifeless. In Berlin, Kirchner painted a series of famous street scenes in which he captured the pulsating life of the metropolis in acrid, clashing colors. The artist's weakened condition, exacerbated by alcoholism and drug use, failed to improve, and in 1917 he was sent to Davos, Switzerland, for further treatment. In 1904, Kirchner returned to Dresden to continue his study of architecture and began to paint with Erich Heckel. She looks out at us.
In 1901, he enrolled in the Königliche Technische Hochschule in Dresden. Although Kirchner's parents encouraged his artistic career they also wanted him to complete his formal education so in 1901, he began studying architecture at the Königliche Technische Hochschule royal technical university of Dresden. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged. In a sense, it's the city defined by these people, defined by space itself shaped by this changing crowd which I think is really an interesting idea. An admirer of , he revived the old art of woodblock printing, and saw himself in the German tradition, yet he rejected academic styles and was inspired by the modern city. Street, Berlin accentuates the hidden sensuality beneath the prostitutes' haughty fashion.
Inspired by van Gogh's landscape paintings and the work of the Fauvists, Kirchner used pulsating shades of violet, blue, green, and yellow to depict the rural scene. The exhibition is on view from July 26 through September 17, 2007. A couple of exhibitions gained notice, but not as much as Die Brücke artists had hoped. While serving in the German Army, in 1916, Kirchner fell seriously ill and, in 1917, he left Germany for Switzerland, where he remained, constantly fighting against ailments, until his suicide in 1938 at Davos. The human figure was central to Kirchner's art.
As Kirchner's father searched for a job, the family moved frequently and Kirchner attended schools in Frankfurt and Perlen until his father earned the position of Professor of Paper Sciences at the College of technology in Chemnitz, where Kirchner attended secondary school. The two women proudly walk down the busy, tilted street of cloaked men with more sullen expressions. He also neglected to paint and architecture or even details of the street itself, instead he just paints the street with pink to show the view that Dresden is absolutely overpopulated. Influenced by van Gogh and Matisse, medieval printmakers and the arts of the South Pacific, the Brücke artists rejected academic conventions in favor of a direct and spontaneous freedom of expression. Its packed pedestrians are locked in a constricting space; the plane of the sidewalk, in an unsettlingly intense pink part of a palette of shrill and clashing colors , slopes steeply upward, and exit to the rear is blocked by a trolley car. You must also include a to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.
Those are less interesting to me. Then he discovered new motifs, which were city and street scenes. Kirchen, he's really focusing on that authentic, kind of direct engagement with the experience of the city, the electric, the movement. The war experiences and military service caused an existential angst and led to illness and long stays in sanatoriums. She does look out at us. Kirchner's Expressionistic handling of paint represented a powerful reaction against the that was dominant in German painting when he first emerged.