Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Chansonette (Frau im schulterfreien Kleid)”, 1911

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Pencil drawing

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20,2 x 16,2 cm.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880 Aschaffenburg – 1938 Frauenkirche-Wildboden Lise Gujer 1893 Zurich – 1967 Sertig (Municipality of Davos) Pencil drawing on vellum, from a sketchbook. Unsigned. Verso at the lower edge of the sheet with the stamp of the Galerie Nierendorf (No. E 70-916/181) and the signature of Florian Karsch in lead, titled and dated by Florian Karsch in lead. Not in the WVZ Presler. Provenance: Dresden possession, formerly collection Lise Gujer, Switzerland. Early sketchbook sheet, probably still from Kirchner’s Dresden period before his move to Berlin in October 1911. Kirchner adopts here the spontaneous, fast, only focused on the essential drawing style, which he described as follows: “The best touchstone for artistic work […] is […] the sketch. In its immediate ecstasy it captures the purest and finest feelings of the creator.”. We thank Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerd Presler, Weingarten, for scientific advice. 1880 Aschaffenburg – 1938 Frauenkirche-Wildboden From 1901 Kirchner studied architecture at the Technical University in Dresden and attended a private art school at the same time. After a short study stay at the TH Munich he returned to Dresden in 1904 and founded the artists’ association “Die Brücke” with the architecture students Erich Heckel, Fritz Bleyl and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff in 1905. In 1911 the Brücke artists moved to Berlin, where the group dissolved in 1913. 1915/16 volunteer, physical and mental breakdown. 1917 relocation to Davos. The Nazis defamed Kirchner as “degenerate”. 1938 Kirchner committed suicide. Lise Gujer 1893 Zurich – 1967 Sertig (Municipality of Davos) Swiss textile artist. Resident in Clavadel (Municipality of Davos) from 1915. First weaving works from 1922. Through Jakob and Elsa Bosshart the contact to Ernst Ludwig and Erna Kirchner arose, which determined Gujer’s whole later life and led to first attempts to produce works after designs by Kirchner. From about 1924 larger works, which also satisfied Kirchner. 1940 purchase of the house Gruoba in Sertig, which she furnished with pictures and furniture by Kirchner. 1951 resumption of weaving works. Besides weavings after original designs by Kirchner now also those after watercolors, pictures and pillows as well as new versions of first works in several copies. 1999 comprehensive exhibition at the Kirchner Museum Davos.

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