Georg Baselitz:”Fingermalerei – Der Adler (Finger Painting -The Eagle)”, 2012, offsetprint, signed by the artist, size: 64 x 49.5 cm, edition of 3 copies, 300 g/m² offset print, (after the painting of the same name oil on canvas from 1972, dimensions: 250 x 180 cm, to be seen in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich). Gallery certificate for authenticity confirmation. Price on request.
Georg Baselitz (born in 1938) is one of the world’s most famous and sought-after artists of our time. Even as a young painter, Baselitz formulated bold pictorial content in a style of painting that contradicted the academic ideas and categories valid at the time. His career is marked by the overcoming of various conventions of style in art and the exploration of formal possibilities, which manifests itself in new, unmistakable forms of expression and image ideas.
Georg Baselitz was only 15 when he painted three eagles. The kings of the skies rush towards the viewer in his large-format paintings. Giant birds. Threatening. Equipped with excess power. Powerful. It is not for nothing that the eagle is the heraldic animal of so many countries, including the German nation. In 1972 – the artist took part in documenta 5 in Kassel – Georg Baselitz created series of pictures using finger painting technique. They show eagles, self-portraits, nudes and tree motifs in the reversal of motifs that is now typical of his art. Examples such as finger painting – eagles are characterized by an emphatically sensual, almost palpable archaic form of the painting act. This is how the furious painting “Fingermalerei Adler” (Finger Painting Eagle) from 1972 was created, which depicts the symbolically important coat of arms bird upside down.
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