Look Here: Max Beckmann’s “Self-Portrait with Saxophone”
Self-Portrait with Saxophone is not only my favourite of Max Beckmann’s many self-portraits but also one of my favourite self-portrait paintings of all time. Beckmann’s painting techniq…
Bavarian Museums Reluctant to Return Nazi Looted Art - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Are artworks looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors still hanging in Bavarian museums? Twenty-nine members of the US Congress think so, and have written a letter to the German state demanding that officials stop dragging their feet on restitution.
Max Beckmann' s Blind Man's Buff
Minneapolis Institute of Arts November 19, 2013-March 1, 2014 Max Beckmann (German, 1884 – 1950), Blind Man's Buff, 1945, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winston, 55.27a-c. ©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Of Max Beckmann’s nine triptychs, Blind Man’s Buff is the largest and arguably the most important. The work was painted during Beckmann’s exile in Amsterdam between September 1944 and October 1945, under difficult wartime circumstances. In his…
Artists under duress: Max Beckmann - Two Coats of Paint
Beckmann’s penetrating intensity is well captured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s superb exhibition, “Max Beckmann in New York.”