Georg Baselitz

Volkstanz - Marode [Folkdance - Tired]

About this artwork

This is one of a series of paintings that Baselitz painted in the first half of 1989, with the generic title of ‘Streubilder’ (or ‘Scatter Paintings’) or ‘Ciao America’. ‘Scatter Paintings’ describes the lack of a compositional focus in works like ‘Volkstanz - Marode’. Its ‘pattern’ of tiles and heads is reminiscent of the all-over quality of American Abstract Expressionism, but the primitivist style and reference to folkdance are unapologetically European. Baselitz was at the forefront of European Neo-Expressionist painting from the 1960s onwards, which enjoyed massive popularity in the 1980s, and caused some to see European art eclipsing American art at the time. Ciao America!

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  • title:
    Volkstanz - Marode [Folkdance - Tired]
  • accession number:
    AR00031
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  • materials:
    Oil paint on canvas
  • date created:
    1989
  • measurements:
    250.40 x 251.00 X 5.80 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © Georg Baselitz.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz