My website

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


Today we are going to take a very brief look at artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (May 6 1880 – June 15 1938)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German Expressionist painter. He was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge".

Kirchner's "Die Brücke"

From what I can tell, Die Brücke focused much of their attention on "Free Love".
There seems to have been a lot of nude group life-drawing sessions that devolved into orgies.
Believe it or not, between all the sex and partying... Expressionism started here!


Kircher's studio 1915 Berlin

Kirchner joined the army during WW1, but suffered a nervous breakdown, so he split the scene.
He then spent a lot of time in sanatoriums in Switzerland.
His mental and physical health, by the way, was never particularly good.
He didn't really loose his hand though, he was just being dramatic.

Kirchner loved to par-tay...a lot! He big into smoking, drinking and women.
This self-portrait is called "The Drinker". He doesn't look like he feels so hot in this painting.

He looks like he's feeling pretty good in this portrait though.....


Kirchner loved the "ladies of the night".
He painted endless portraits of prostitutes on the streets of Berlin.




As he got older, he was more into painting landscapes than women.
He spent a lot of time painting on the German island of Feharn. I don't know if these were painted there, but I like them.




In 1933, he was labeled a "Degenerate" by the Nazis.
In 1937, over 600 of his paintings were confiscated from museums and destroyed.
From 1936 onward Kirchner was increasingly disturbed by news of the Nazis' attack on modern art. Before the Nazis' could get to them, he started destroying his own work at home. Some say he took his pistol and shot at his paintings.
On June 15, 1938, he committed suicide by shooting himself.

And so ends today's art history lesson. I've got to go paint and think about the life of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner!


18 comments:

  1. There is a taste of his work in yours, I think. I really like the flow of it; thanks for another life's lesson.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You should be a part of a contest for one of the best blogs on the net.
    I most certainly will recommend this blog!


    My homepage ... http://firebee.info/index.php?title=Stop_Smoking_Methods_Related_Articles

    ReplyDelete
  3. What's up everyone, it's my first visit at this site, and post is
    in fact fruitful in support of me, keep up posting such posts.


    My site - stem cell supplements

    ReplyDelete
  4. My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different website and thought
    I might check things out. I like what I see so now i'm following you. Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.

    Feel free to surf to my blog: online survey

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that's
    equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I'm very
    happy I came across this during my hunt for something relating to this.


    My web-site ... search Engine Optimisation specialist

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one
    and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses?
    If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or
    anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

    my site ... www.Iaeste.Pw.edu.Pl

    ReplyDelete
  7. This piece of writing will assist the internet visitors for building up new webpage or even a weblog from start to end.


    Have a look at my web site - http://www.lutrim.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your
    blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers? I'd certainly appreciate it.



    Also visit my page ... http://more4you.ws/articles/article.php/13-02-2013Locating-Quick-Methods-In-Costumes.htm

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for providing this info.


    Also visit my site; 202.201.0.248

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your
    site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account
    helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this
    your broadcast offered bright clear idea

    My web page: ebuybelize.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. fantastic submit, very informative. I wonder why the other
    specialists of this sector do not notice this. You should proceed your writing.
    I am confident, you have a great readers' base already!

    Check out my web blog http://www.fredptitgars.net

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fine way of explaining, and fastidious paragraph to
    take information on the topic of my presentation focus, which i am going to
    deliver in college.

    Feel free to visit my web page :: Goldenrat.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start
    my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented
    it. Too cool!

    Also visit my blog www.kunst-am-wege.de

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fantastic blog you have here but I was curious about if you
    knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I'd really like to be a part of community where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

    Also visit my blog post - http://lucas.moser.free.fr

    ReplyDelete
  15. If you would like to improve your familiarity only keep
    visiting this web site and be updated with the most recent
    gossip posted here.

    Look into my web blog: Visit Website

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi! I realize this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does managing a well-established website like yours require a massive amount work?
    I'm brand new to running a blog however I do write in my diary on a daily basis. I'd like to start a blog so
    I will be able to share my experience and feelings online.
    Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners.

    Thankyou!

    my page; related web page

    ReplyDelete
  17. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit
    and sources back to your webpage? My website is in the very same niche
    as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from
    a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this
    alright with you. Thanks a lot!

    Feel free to visit my webpage :: http://www.greyscustomgold.com/real-world-modcloth-coupon-solutions/

    ReplyDelete
  18. AWESOME! I have been researching him for a school assignment and while I already knew most of this stuff, I far prefer this post. you have a great writing style! congrats on all the positives!

    ReplyDelete