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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Two Girls under an Umbrella, 1910, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift (Partial and Promised), Collection of Arnold and Joan Saltzman


Two Girls under an Umbrella, Kirchner (Verbal Description)

This work dates to early in Kirchner’s prolific career, when he was a founding member of the expressionist group called Die Brücke, or The Bridge, in Dresden in 1905. In this painting, Kirchner has depicted two nudes in a natural setting, rather than in the contrived space of an academic studio. This work is also an example of the artist’s use of bold, often crude, forms and vibrant color. 

Released: September 30, 2016