Two Girls in a Garden

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1914

Artist:

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
German, 1884–1976

About this artwork

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was a founding member of Brücke (Bridge). Formed in 1905 in Dresden, the group sought to forge an art that would be a bridge to Germany’s great artistic past. Brücke renounced academic painting and promoted a more intuitive approach that drew on non-Western and outsider sources. The intentionally rough and angular style of Two Girls in a Garden demonstrates Schmidt-Rottluff’s interest in African sculpture, which he studied in the Dresden Ethnographic Museum. To combat the devolution of modern society, the members of Brücke praised nature and frequently communed together in the countryside. Though by 1914 Schmidt-Rottluff had moved to Berlin, nature would remain an important source of inspiration in his art.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 392

Artist

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Title

Two Girls in a Garden

Origin

Germany

Date

1914

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, l.c.: "S. Rottluff 1914"

Dimensions

39 1/2 × 34 in. (100.3 × 86.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Freehling in memory of Juliet S. Freehling

Reference Number

1959.212

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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