Category Archives: Expressionist painting

The Apocalyptic Landscape: Ludwig Meidner

Below are some of the Apocalyptic Landscape paintings of Ludwig Meidner, who was born in 1884 in Bernstadt, Silesia. He studied in Breslau and also at the Julien and Cormon Academies in Paris where he became a close friend of … Continue reading

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Maryan (Pynchas Burstein)–The Dark Side of Human Nature

        Maryan was born in Nowy Sącz, Poland in 1927. During the occupation period, he and his family were  sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He spent six years in the camp, where his father , a … Continue reading

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Max Beckmann on Termites

Max Beckmann, The Acrobat on the Trapeze, oil on canvas, 1940 From the lecture, “On My Painting”, given at London’s New Burlington Galleries, 1938: The greatest danger which threatens mankind is collectivism. Everywhere attempts are being made to lower the happiness … Continue reading

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Emil Nolde, Bob Thompson

John put me suddenly in mind of Emil Nolde and I had to post something by him. And then I thought of Bob Thompson who makes a good accompaniment. I’m too wiped out from the workday to say anything about … Continue reading

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