until 02.09. | #1489ARTatBerlin | White Square Gallery shows from 29th July 2017 the artist Heinrich Maria Davringhausen with the exhibition “Anbetung der Farbe”, what literally means “Worship to the Colour”.
Heinrich Maria Davringhausen (1894 – 1970) belongs to the “lost Generation” of German artists, who remained abroad after the Second World War and the emigration and then were vorgotten in their own country.
H. M. Davringhausen, WVZ 302, o.T. , 1947, Öl auf Leinwand, 73,2 x 92,4 cm, © Renata Davringhausen
Before the Second World War Davringhausen was one of the most important post-expressionists and was among those who paved the way for Magical Realism and the New Objectivity in Germany. In Berlin and Munich in the 1920’s he was seen as one of the most fascinating figures in art, an elegant, charismatic Bohemian, and an innovative pioneer of new pictorial worlds.
The painters George Grosz, Carlo Mense, Anton Räderscheidt, Wieland Herzfelde, Ludwig Meidner and the writer Else Lasker-Schüler were among his closest friends.
H. M. Davringhausen, WVZ 327, o.T., 1949, Öl auf Leinwand, 73 x 100 cm, © Renata Davringhausen
Ostracized as painter by the National Socialists, as early as 1933 he emigrated with his Jewish wife and children initially to Mallorca, then to Paris, Ascona, and the south of France where he found a new home in Haut-de-Cagnes after the Second World War.
H. M. Davringhausen, WVZ 786, o.T. , 1965, Öl auf Holz,130 x 183 cm, © Renata Davringhausen
In 1937 twenty of Davringhausen’s pictures were confiscated from German museums. His painting “Moon through the Window” which was bought in 1922 by the Ruhmeshalle Barmen, hangs among others in the exhibition “Degenerate Art”.
H. M. Davringhausen, WVZ 1005, Studio 28, 1969, Öl auf Holz, 75,1 x 107 cm, © Renata Davringhausen
After 1945, undiminished and with immense working discipline, he creates his late work that has evolved consequently from the visual ideas of his earlier creative periods. Shis great work takes an important place in the post-war modern art.
Vernissage: Friday, 28th July 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 29th July to 02nd September 2017Zur White Square Gallery
Image caption (cover photo): H. M. Davringhausen, WVZ 302, o.T. , 1947, Öl auf Leinwand, 73,2 x 92,4 cm, © Renata Davringhausen
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