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‘Inspiration and Realization’ at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Vienna

Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art is presenting works by Emil Nolde and Herbert Beck in “Inspiration and Realization” through February 13, 2019.

The “Herbert Beck meets Emil Nolde. Inspiration and Realization” exhibition was earlier held at the Olaf Gulbransson Museum in summer / autumn 2018. Beck & Eggeling presents a specially selected selection of the museum exhibition in Vienna.

According to the gallery, “In the exhibition, the juxtaposition of two masters of watercolor painting demonstrates the unsurpassed mastery of Emil Nolde, as well as Herbert Beck’s continuation of expressive painting opening up new possibilities in composition and content. Both artists were always committed to the object, and the conviction and maxim to seek the highest possible expression in their paintings was the main focus of their artistic work.”

Emil Nolde was a German-Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brucke, and was one of the first oil painting and watercolor painters of the early 20th century to explore color. He is known for his brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Apart from paintings, Nolde’s work includes many prints, often in color, and watercolor paintings of varied subjects (landscapes, religious images, flowers, stormy seas and scenes from Berlin nightlife). A famous series of paintings covers the German New Guinea Expedition, visiting the South Seas, Moscow, Siberia, Korea, Japan, and China. The Schiefler catalogue raisonne of his prints describes 231 etchings, 197 woodcuts, 83 lithographs, and four hectographs.

Herbert Beck was a German visual artist who was born in 1920. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including “Ohne Titel” sold at Ketterer Kunst Munich Post War/Contemporary Art in 2012. There have been many articles about Herbert Beck, including “Connaught Brown explores the artistic relationship between Herbert Beck and his mentor Emil Nolde” written for ArtDaily in 2014. The artist died in 2010. Herbert Beck never adapted to the prevailing art movements of the post-war period; he remained figuratively expressive, even though he explored the limits of abstraction. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in London, Paris, New York, and Beijing.

The exhibition will be on view through February 13, 2019 at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Margaretenstraße 5/19, 1040 Vienna, Austria.

For details visit: http://www.beck-eggeling.de/

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.


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