Otto Mueller:
Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2 (Forest Landscape)" (1921-22)
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Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2 (Forest Landscape)" (1921-22)
Otto Mueller:
Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2 (Forest Landscape)" (1921-22)

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limited, 30 copies | signed | numbered | original lithograph | framed | size 60 x 72 cm

Product no. IN-914502.R1
Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2 (Forest Landscape)" (1921-22)
Otto Mueller: Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2...

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Picture "Two Figures by the Forest Stream 2 (Forest Landscape)" (1921-22)

Otto Mueller's work was strongly influenced by primitive non-European art, to which the present work also bears witness.
In a jungle-like primeval forest, two unclothed figures move along a stream. Only 30 copies of the lithograph were numbered and signed by hand - we can offer you one of these rare prints exclusively.

Original lithograph, 1921-22. One of 30 numbered copies, signed by hand. Catalogue raisonné Karsch No. 145. Subject size 30 x 39 cm. Sheet size 44.5 x 56 cm. Size in frame 60 x 72 cm as shown.

About Otto Mueller

1874-1930

Otto Mueller was one of the most important representatives of German Expressionism. According to reports by contemporaries, he was a taciturn, withdrawn, even stubborn person. Even though he was a member of the artists’ group "Die Brücke" since 1910, Mueller went his own way artistically. In many stylistic elements, his work is very similar to that of his fellow artists’ group members, but it differs from them in its emphasis on naturalness. Because of his artistic search for the "paradisiacal" in the connection between humans and nature, he was considered an expressionistic romantic.

Mueller was a close friend of the also introverted Wilhelm Lehmbruck. His female nudes set in earthy green landscapes are famous. So are the numerous versions of a theme that preoccupied him throughout his life: the half-exotic, half-fantastic-looking "gipsy" portraits. But his landscape paintings also reveal his independence. Their two-dimensional structured elements in muted colours and their strictly composed composition, are comparable to the great late work of Paula Modersohn-Becker.

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