Among Baselitz’ earliest influences are Art Brut
and Abstract Expressionism
, as well as the individual works of such artists as Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch – the exaggerated features captured throughout his work are intended to be symbolic, and one of his most recognised outputs is his Hero series – a selection of images showcasing the wounded and scarred soldiers that had survived war.
« The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial... his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does. »
Towards the end of the 60’s. Baselitz began to paint his subjects upside down as a means of expressing that artists should focus less on the original image that they are looking to create, and m Read More