Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Conrad Felixmüller

Bildnis Frau Sophie Isakowitz, 1932

Don't you love when you stumble upon something when you are looking for something else entirely!  Look at these gems, by German Expressionist and mentor of Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller, I just found!  One could work as a Persephone cover.

Self-portrait (with his wife), 1930

Zeitungsjunge (Newspaper Boy), 1928

There's a pattern in my preference in art.  Someday, in my dream world, these will be a few of what has become a massive collection.  Now let us head to the third floor gallery, shall we?

Lorna von dem Spiegel, 1933

11 comments:

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Daniel, I wasn't familiar with his work but I love it! xx

Carrick said...

No Conrad, but some Otto it seems. Till January 6 at the Guggenheim.

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/on-view/chaos-and-classicism

sarah said...

i love the self-portrait with his wife.

Daniel-Halifax said...

Christina, I knew you would! Especially with your love of Tamara de Lempicka and all!

Carrick, this exhibit looks amazing...right up my interwar alley, let's go!

Sarah, I love it too- my second favorite, after Frau Sofie.

Marlen said...

naughty newsie...

Daniel-Halifax said...

SANTA FE!!

Laurent said...

"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön," as they say at this time of year. Leaden-headed moi, I keep seeing in the date of the final portrait the arrival of the new Chancellor, to open his 12-year stint in that position, not all of them consonant with the lady's expectations. An outstanding posting.

Daniel-Halifax said...

Thanks Laurent. I didn't even think of Hitler when posting these painting...such a horrific time.

StuckInABook said...

These are stunning! Is there anything the 1930s wasn't best at?

Daniel-Halifax said...

Seriously! Simon, I wish I were born in 1904...

Reuben Hart said...

Felixmüller and his wife were with the von Lamatsch family in Dresden two hours before the city was levelled. I knew Frau v. Lamatsch and her daughter Mausi. In 1965 Mausi went from her home in Munich to visit Felixmüller in east Berlin. He gave her one of his paintings. I never saw it. I don't know who has it now. Felixmüller also painted her grand- father Clemens Braun.