Countryside Near Paris (Bei Paris II)
Münter quickly built these studies of the Parisian countryside with overlapping wet-on-wet strokes of electric yellow, blue, orange, green, and pink. Although the images are highly abstracted, even illegible in places, short touches deftly suggest tree branches and foliage, long horizontal brushstrokes indicate swaths of sky and parkland, and diagonal strokes mark recessions in space. Münter’s non-naturalistic palette and her embrace of abstraction signal a turn toward Expressionism, a movement that espoused communication of the artist’s inner life through art.
Oil on paperboard mounted on pulpboard
Signed lower left: "M"
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Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr.
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Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962). Countryside Near Paris (Bei Paris II), 1907. Oil on paperboard mounted on pulpboard, 3 15/16 x 6 1/2 in. (10 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr., 1992.107.30 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.107.30_PS9.jpg)
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