Painting Out of the Wall
December 10, 2011
Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums
German artist Willi Baumeister characterized his work from 1919 to roughly 1923 as “Wall Paintings.” In these works, the artist often employed plaster, sand, or papier mâché to create relief surfaces. This talk will take a close look at Head (1920) as a prime example from this series and note how it relates to paintings on view by Baumeister’s contemporaries, such as Max Beckmann and László Moholy-Nagy.
Free with the price of admission.
Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.