Two Nudes

A work made of colored chalk on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of colored chalk on cream wove paper.

Date:

1905

Artist:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
German, 1880-1938

About this artwork

The year 1905 was a crucial moment in Kirchner's artistic development. In July he received a degree in architecture from the Technisches Hochschule in Dresden; he discovered and was greatly influenced by the African sculpture in the Dresden ethnology museum; and, with fellow students Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, he fotmded the group Die Brücke (the Bridge), which was active in Dresden and Berlin from 1905 to 1912. The artists of the Bridge, inspired by Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, were instrumental in promoting the growth of modern Expressionism.

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Artist

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Title

Two Nudes

Origin

Germany

Date

1905

Medium

Colored chalk on cream wove paper

Dimensions

645 x 900 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Kunstadter Family Foundation

Reference Number

1963.557

Extended information about this artwork

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