The Motive of Nature
March 5 to May 20, 2012

For the first time, ALTANA Cultural Foundation presents a solo show of the profiled German artist Georg Baselitz at Bad Homburg's Museum Sinclair Haus. The motif of nature consequently remains present in all his work's periods. ALTANA Cultural Foundation arranged an extended selection of some 100 works together with the artist which covers the topic of nature beginning in 1958, his "Saxonian Landscapes" from the 1970ies and stretches until his current "Remix" period.

Georg Baselitz, Sächsisches Motiv, 1975

Since 2002, Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) is part of ALTANA Collection with paintings and drawings. Already as a young artist he worked on landscapes but his painting refused being classic nature studies but rather explored nature instead. His immediate impulse addressed the impression and the feel of colour instead of nature as a motif. The motif of nature rather serves as an impulse for his compositions: "I believe all images we know are invented by painters. And the so called reality, which shows up in these images, exists only because it appears on images."  This emphasis on the invention of the image in the artist's work becomes most evident with him turning his motifs upside down, a strategy he implements since 1969. Yet, to Georg Baselitz, whose artist's alias refers to his Saxonian homeland Deutschbaselitz, nature remains part of an imagery memoryscape he repeatedly tackles in his paintings and drawings: "The landscape I know can become a model. The one I merely see cannot."

An exhibition of ALTANA Cultural Foundation in cooperation with Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg.

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