My dear inked up friends,
I wish you all a peaceful and quiet holiday during this time of Easter. In honor of the holiday, discovered this wonderful old upper German print from the National Gallery of Art archives. Enjoy.
An Easter Table (rota paschalis) for 1466-1494, 1465/1466
colored woodcut; volvelle joined at center by a string, 18.8 x 13.8 cm (7 3/8 x 5 7/16)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Without adieu, the works of Mr. Karl Schmidt-Rotluff. Can I get a drum roll, please.......
Karl Schmidt was born in 1884 in Rottluff, Saxony,( today a district of Chemnitz). He attended the Humanistisches Gynasium and in 1905, the year he met fellow artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fritz Bleyl, he gave up his architecture studies in Dresden and became one of the founding members of the artist group now known as Die Brücke ("The Bridge"). They formed Die Brücke with the aim of creating an uncompromisingly vital art that renounced all traditions; the group’s name, derived from a quotation in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra (1883). Schmidt-Rottluff’s sources and development were very similar to those of the group’s other members: their influences included Art Nouveau, Neo-Impressionism and the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse.
He died in Berlin in 1976.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
the Brucke Museum, Berlin
the Neue Galerie, New York
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Museum am Theaterplatz in Chemnitz also has a large collection