Self-Portrait with Hat

Self-Portrait with Hat

1919

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

(German, 1884-1976)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 84.8 x 76.8 x 6.4 cm (33 3/8 x 30 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 73.3 x 65 cm (28 7/8 x 25 9/16 in.)

Bequest of Dr. William R. Valentiner 1965.440

Description

Schmidt-Rottluff painted this powerful self-portrait in Berlin, where he settled after being discharged from the army in World War I. The jarring colors reflect the artist's desire to project his inner, emotional self. The angular, geometric features reveal the influence of Cubism and African wood sculpture. Schmidt-Rottluff was a founding member of Die Brücke (The Bridge), a group of German Expressionists devoted to establishing a bridge between artists and society.

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