Karl Hubbuch

Zwei Modelle

About this artwork

In this drawing Hubbuch has paid great attention to the details of the women's appearance - the checked coat, the hairstyles and shoes - situating them firmly in the 1920s. Hubbuch insists upon the banality of everyday, contemporary reality, in keeping with the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement. However, something about the drawing seems strange, as one figure is dressed as if for cold weather, while the other is naked from the waist upwards. Both women are distracted by something unseen, allowing the viewer to gaze at them freely.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Zwei Modelle
  • date created:
    About 1926
  • materials:
    Black chalk and coloured crayon on eight pieces of paper joined together
  • measurements:
    77.00 x 65.00 cm (framed: 95.00 x 75.00 x 2.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1985
  • accession number:
    GMA 2957
  • gallery:
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Karl Hubbuch

Karl Hubbuch