What did Ernst Kirchner paint in Potsdamer Platz?
Kirchner’s paintings reverse the procedure but partake of the same energy. In Potsdamer Platz of 1914, two women, drenched in elegant severity and sadness, grow from their circle of pavement, their pedestal floating in the green streets, and tower like trees over the other figures, and even the streets and architecture.
What was the history of the Potsdamer Platz?
There is quite a history of this plaza. The Potsdamer Platz can be traced back to 1685 and was built upon a road dating back to the Middle Ages running from Paris to St. Petersburg. Frederick William built his palace here in 1660.
Who was the artist who painted Potsdamer Platz?
The first painting I will focus on for this post is Potsdamer Platz, 1914, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. [Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin]. Kirchner was part of the Expressionist group of painters who used strange colours, three dimensional shapes, and abstract surfaces.
Who was Ernst Kirchner and what did he do?
Potsdamer Platz – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or “The Bridge”, a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was discharged.