Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, The Amselfluh, 1923

Kirchner’s landscapes can be hard to look at. The colors are so garish and clashing and sometimes have a nauseating effect, maybe due to the unnatural colors projected onto natural landscape. I find them fascinating anyway, his motivation for painting them. Was he just expressing inner emotions, or did he feel a turbulence and need to denaturalize the landscape?  The Nazis destroyed a lot of his paintings so I was surprised to see these.


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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2 Responses to Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, The Amselfluh, 1923

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Not only could I not have said it better, I could not say it half so well. So I am saying nothing.

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