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.

  • title:
    Zwei Modelle
  • accession number:
    GMA 2957
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  • materials:
    Black chalk and coloured crayon on eight pieces of paper joined together
  • date created:
    About 1926
  • measurements:
    77.00 x 65.00 cm (framed: 95.00 x 75.00 x 2.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1985
  • copyright:
    © THE ARTIST’S ESTATE

Karl Hubbuch

Karl Hubbuch