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Oskar
Kokoschka



 


 

Oskar Kokoschka

(b Pöchlarn, Lower Austria, 1 March 1886; d Montreux, 22 Feb 1980).

Austrian painter, printmaker and writer. He revolutionized the art of the turn of the century, adopting a radical approach to art, which was for him essential to the human condition and politically engaged. Kokoschka promoted a new visual effect in painting, related to making visible the immaterial forces active behind the external appearance of things, in which the object was a living, moving substance that revealed its inner essence to the eye. This applied to the portraits as well as to the townscapes. The art-historical basis for his work lies in the painting tradition of Austrian late Baroque and especially in the colourfully expressive visions of Franz Anton Maulbertsch. As was true of many artists of his generation, Kokoschka’s creative urge was also expressed in literature and showed a clear inclination towards music and theatre.

 




 
 

 

 

Self-Portrait
1913





Self-Portrait



 

Autorretrato con Olda



 

Herodoto



 

Por favor, un momento, caballeros



 

Saul y David



 

Loreley



 

Marianne-Maquis



 

The Red Egg



 

Verano II



 


Amantes con gato




 


Posy Croft



 

Adolf Loos



 

El poder de la musica



 


Caballero errante

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