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Untitled painting

Date made: 1940

Artist: Dachinger, Hugo

Description: Abstract painting on a sheet of newspaper from the 'Manchester Guardian', dated Saturday 16th November 1940. There is a black table to the bottom left corner with a blue jug and white cup sat upon it. There is a figure to the right of the table looking towards a window at the top left.

The choice of newspaper was perhaps significant, as the liberal leaning Manchester Guardian was keen to highlight the plight of the internees and the injustice of their detention.

This painting appears to be an example of German expressionism, an early 20th German art movement that emphasised the artist's inner feelings or ideas over replicating reality, characterised by simplified shapes, bright colours and gestural brushstrokes.

Measurements: overall: 45 x 64 cm

Materials: Watercolour on paper

Object name: Painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2002-0105

Subject tags : #ArtGallery


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