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Lotte Laserstein was born in Preussich-Holland, Prussia. One of the first female students to study at the Berlin Academy 1921-27, Laserstein was taught by the painter Erich Wolfsfeld. Through Wolfsfeld, Laserstein encountered the paintings firstly…
Self Portrait with a Cat
Laserstein depicts herself completely objectively in her Berlin studio as an emancipated woman and professional artist, aware of her individuality and unconcerned by her unconventional appearance. Her half-turned figure recalls the portraits of Hans…
The Yellow Parasol
From about 1931 onwards, Laserstein began to adopt a looser, more fluid technique, her brushstrokes more impressionistic. This portrait of Laserstein’s close friend and favourite model Gertrud Rose (Traute Rose) is relaxed and informal. The image of…
Woman in a Café: Lotte Fischler
By 1939 Lotte Laserstein had been living in Sweden for two years. An émigré German lawyer, Josef Fischler had helped Laserstein with her exit visa from Germany, and this portrait of Josef’s wife Lotte was painted by way of thanks for the couple’s…
Report 1 - Introduction to German Expressionism
Points covered Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art in global art historical context. Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art on UK. How to Cite: Dorothy Price, ‘An Introduction to German Expressionism’,…
Report 6 - Current relevance
Points covered Outline the impact of German Expressionism on contemporary art. Outline the impact of German Expressionism on contemporary culture more broadly. How to Cite: Christian Weikop, Dorothy Price, ‘The Relevance of German Expressionism…