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Charlotte Posenenske

1930 - 1985: Die Fruhen Arbeiten: Gesture and Structure

Distanz Verlag | ISBN 9783942405805

Hardback – 160 pages


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The interest in the work of Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985) aroused by the celebrated rediscovery of her art at documenta 12 focses primarily on the technoid objects that earned this minimalist conceptual artists her renown, with only occasional glances at her paintings- seen as preparatory studies. The time has come for a dedicated examination of these works. According to the artist's own statements, her pictures drew inspiration fromCezanne, Mondrian and El Lissitzky. Her reliefs constitute the seamless stransition- though she saw is as a clear break-to the objects. Which artistic positions may have influenced the early grids, the floating structures, and the impulsiveness with which she flung paint on the canvas in the works she created suing a palette knife? In which ways does her art bear similarities to the works of her contemporaries?

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