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Oskar Kokoschka

(b Pöchlarn, Lower Austria, 1 March 1886; d Montreux, 22 Feb 1980).

Austrian painter, printmaker and writer. He revolutionized the art of the turn of the century, adopting a radical approach to art, which was for him essential to the human condition and politically engaged. Kokoschka promoted a new visual effect in painting, related to making visible the immaterial forces active behind the external appearance of things, in which the object was a living, moving substance that revealed its inner essence to the eye. This applied to the portraits as well as to the townscapes. The art-historical basis for his work lies in the painting tradition of Austrian late Baroque and especially in the colourfully expressive visions of Franz Anton Maulbertsch. As was true of many artists of his generation, Kokoschka’s creative urge was also expressed in literature and showed a clear inclination towards music and theatre.








Autorretrato con Olda




Por favor, un momento, caballeros


Saul y David






The Red Egg


Verano II


Amantes con gato


Posy Croft


Adolf Loos


El poder de la musica


Caballero errante

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