April 18, 2016

Painting With The Girls 109

April 18, 2016.

Day 109 (257 days to go)

Hermy

Watercolor Postcard. 5X7Matted

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German painter, printer and sculptor. He moved to Berlin in 1911, and painted mostly nightlife and people who looked like clones. There is sexual tension and sordidness in his paintings. His perspective is distorted and his colors acrid.

His paintings depict well pre-war Germany and its attempt to promote racial cleansing and purge the decadent affluent class. Kirschner suffered from mental illness and depression through his life and committed suicide at age 58.