Georg BaselitzRebel 1965

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Artist
Georg Baselitz (born 1938)
Title
Rebel
Rebell
Date 1965
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1650 x 1330 x 40 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
T03442
Not on display

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In the mid-1960s, Baselitz embarked on a series of paintings depicting giant male figures, which he described as 'rebels', 'shepherds' or 'new types'. Rebel can be seen within the tradition of the Romantic partisan - a hero and outsider often associated with the figure of the artist. The implement in his right hand may be a flagpole or paintbrush. In contrast to the triumphant warriors of the past, this is the wounded and dishevelled anti-hero of today.

August 2004

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