|Richard Lindner to 110th. Birthday|
|Dear friends of Galerie Bode,|
Richard Lindner, born on the 11th November 1901 in Hamburg, died on the 16th April 1978 in New York was one of the most original artists of the 20th century. Regarding his 110th birthday we currently present our collection of graphics by Richard Lindner in a virtual showroom:
Lindner, grown up in Nuremberg and emigrated over Paris to the USA, was already an established illustrator and a lecturer for advertisement art before he founded his artistic work.
Lindner focused on figurative painting while in the USA in the fifties and sixties of the 20th century the tendencies of the abstract expressionism were prevailing. Although being compared with the stylistic criteria of the New Objectivity his art is rooted in fact in renaissance painting. Lindner has combined the precision of the composition and the offish representation with the American Hard-Edge-Style. He developed an exceptional painting, which should be crucial for the Pop-Art of the sixties. His early work includes autobiographic motifs e.g. the consistently appearing toys are a significant reference to his youth in Nuremberg and its toy industry. In the sixties the application in today's world inside Lindner's painting was formed by vehement influences out of New York's big city life, with striking chromaticity, by integration of writing and advertising elements. The figures, integrated into the image area without any space, are embodying the occurrence of the modern metropolis, in particular the namelessness and the unrelatedness between humans. In excessive presentations of artificial femaleness or of demimonde heroes, Lindner confirmed a sinister and partly erotic aloofness.
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