Karl Hagedorn, Late Afternoon, 2003, oil on canvas, 45,5 x 60,5 cm.
© Galerie Bode
We would like to invite you to the exhibition Karl Hagedorn – In Memoriam
Venissage Friday 27th January 2006, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
We are looking forward to see you
With kind regards
Klaus D. Bode
The exhibition lasts until
25th February 2006
Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Karl Hagedorn – Man and Machine
In his childhood Karl Hagedorn was already fascinated by machines especially by the steam engines in the paternal sawmill. In the age of fourteen he started drawing intensively. 1953 he was deeply impressed by the work of Léger in Paris. During his years of study besides painting in oil he participated in various projects as wall painting and mosaics in churches and public buildings. At the end of the fifties his early work shows human figures in gloomier colours associating the tradition of the Renaissance.
Since he moved to America in 1959 he worked as illustrator and advertising artist (until 1972). In the sixties Karl Hagedorn found his unique way of painting that he developed ever since. The external human figure disappears almost entirely and is dismantled and integrated into the surrounding parts. The configuration of the idea of man in universe remains visible. The seemingly abstract elements, in retrospect, can almost always be traced in organic forms, and the joy of this discovery by the viewer seems to be calculated and the actual intent of the artist.
Karl Hagedorn died in Philadelphia in October 2005.
We exhibit at the Cologne Fine Art 15th February – 19th February 2006 in Cologne.
Please visit us: Halle 05.2, Stand H 064 at the Kölnmesse, Halle 4.
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On Friday, 17th February 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
We present drawings of