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Two Illustrated Letters
Dr Rosa Schapire (1874-1954) was an important German art-historian and an influential supporter of the German expressionist art group Die Brücke. Based in Hamburg from 1908, she wrote supportive reviews for the Brücke artists, admiring the work of…
German painter and printmaker. Goldschmidt knew the painter Marianne Werefkin and her partner Alexei Jawlensky, and also the writers Rainer Maria Rilke and Thomas Mann. Training initially in book design, her admiration for Der Blaue Reiter prompted…
Trevor Thomas (1907 – 1993)
Born in Ynsddu, Gwent on June 8th, 1907 into a South Wales colliery family, Trevor Thomas showed a talent for singing as a boy, winning prizes at the Eisteddfods, and he continued to sing through most of his adult life despite being partially…
Laburnum and May Trees
Painted in 1941 from drawings made in the garden of a house in Campden Hill, London. The additional images show a letter about this artwork from Mrs Charlotte Bloch, the wife of the artist. Mrs Bloch give context and interesting details about the…
Red Woman was one of Marc’s last paintings containing the human figure and reflects the humanistic idea of man’s interrelationship with nature. A ‘primitive’ woman, untouched by the corrupting influence of civilisation, is harmoniously absorbed into…
Behind the Church
The square adjoining the City Church in Weimar is the subject of this picture. Feininger knew Weimar from pre-war visits but needed distance from location and in time for a vision to grow in his mind. His technique of the precise overlapping and…