Kokoschka wished to express the personalities of two friends through colour and painterly treatment. The introvert Mandersteig (left) is rendered in a dreamy blue with yellow accents to symbolise his inner glow. The extrovert Heisse is shown in a lively green with busy hands. The separate portraits have been brought together in a large frame., This double portrait is of the art historian Carl Georg Heise (1890-1979) and the typographer Hans Mardersteig (1892-1977), who were in a homo sexual relationship. Originally the panels were to be joined with a hinge like a medieval diptych, as portraits of married couples were. In the end, at the request of the two friends, they were placed side by side in a frame. This made it look like an ordinary friendship painting of the kind often encountered in German Romanticism.
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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
The first paragraph was written in 2014. The second paragraph stems from 2010.
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|Title||Double Portrait of Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 100 cm
Width 144.6 cm
|Accession number||2419 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 1956|
|Age artist||About 33 years old|
|Collector||Collector / W. van Rede|
Dubbel Portret (1981)
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
Oskar Kokoschka - Mensen en beesten (2013)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Austria > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
Pöchlarn 1886 - Montreux 1980
Oskar Kokoschka was born in Austria in 1896 to a Czech family. During his studies in Vienna one of his teachers was the famous artist Gustav Klimt, who...Bekijk het volledige profiel