Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer

Art, drawing, European Art, German art, painting, show and exhibition
Kiefer_winterlandscape

Winter Landscape, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_everyonestands

Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_bohemianliesbythesea

Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_yagdrasil

Yggdrasil, 1980 Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer was born 1945 in Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemburg, Germany, and raised in towns in the Black Forest region near the east bank of the Rhine.

Many of his works are inspired by Germany and its culture: German history, myth, literature, art history, music, philosophy, topography, architecture, and folk custom.

I love Anselm Kiefer’s works. I felt the dark deep side of  human psycho. They are not only showing Germany’s post World War II darkness  but also every human’s.

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Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed

Art, Museum, show and exhibition
Munch-thestorm

The Storm, 1893, Edvard Munch

Munch-madonna

Madonna, 1895-97, Edvard Munch

Munch-despair

Despair, 1894, Edvard Munch

I was lucky to notice The Met Breuer was showing works of Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch (1863–1944). The title of the show is Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed which was the title of his one of his self-portrait.

Munch’s works are well known for his depictions of human anxiety. Because in modern society, everyone seems living with depression, I think his works reveal one aspect of our modern society. Thus his works are very contemporary.

His most famous work is The Scream, which was not there. It was very disappointing. However, I enjoyed the show. Munch is one of my favorite artists but I didn’t have a chance to see his works at the same time.