Museum Folkwang
Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch, 1909

  • Nude Sitting on Orange Cloth
  • Oil on canvas
  • 96,5 x 95 cm
  • Bequst of Dr. Walter und Liselotte Griese in 2001
  • Inv. G 561
  • CommentaryThe models sitting for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were usually life companions or close friends, as is the case here as well: Doris Grosse, nicknamed Dodo, a modiste by profession who lived with Kirchner in Dresden from 1908 to 1911. She had a curvaceous body and luxuriant black hair, as can be seen in ›Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch‹ (Nude Sitting on Orange Cloth). Her sweeping hat creations were thematized by Kirchner in many different paintings and drawings. His works also give information convincingly about the artist’s home furnishings, such as the iron coal stove on which ceramic items, likely self-made, were perched. Kirchner’s painting and drawing style is characterized by a quick, restless hand. Intense shades of color, including orange, red, and blue, were daringly applied next to each other, with the flesh tones of the nude herself depicted by bright paints in a body-emphasizing way. Kirchner clearly refrains from following an academic ideal of beauty, instead creating a color environment that is detached from the example of nature.
  • Provenance2001, Dr. Walter Griese, Essen
    2001, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,342
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch
  • Obj_Title2_S: Nude Sitting on Orange Cloth
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch Nude Sitting on Orange Cloth Sitzender Akt auf orangem Tuch
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1909
  • Jahr von: 1,909
  • Jahr bis: 1,909
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 561
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0561
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 96,5 x 95 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Bequst of Dr. Walter und Liselotte Griese in 2001
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang
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2001, Dr. Walter Griese, Essen
2001, Museum Folkwang, Essen