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Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Head

gouache and pencil on watercolour cardboard
1949
32 x 23 cm / 12 1/2 x 9 in.
signed and dated lower left

Between 1949 and 1951 Ernst Wilhelm Nay created the so-called "fugue-paintings". He had left the war behind and his marriage to his second wife in 1949 also brought about changes in his private life. A series of colour lithographs inspired him to deconstruct forms. As in the musical fugue, Nay emphasized the abstract tendencies by altering and reversing groupings of forms in the image. Provenance available

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