• Georg Baselitz

    Galleria Christian Stein | Milan

    The struggle between good and evil—vice against virtue, as in the 12th-century bronze doors of Novgorod’s St. Sofia Cathedral or a 13th-century window of Naumburg Cathedral—gives a Byzantine blessing to Georg Baselitz’s current work. This exhibition consisted of three “Kampfmotive” (Fight motifs, 1986)—each one a group of 12 charcoal-and-tempera drawings arranged in three horizontal rows—and 16 paintings executed in 1985 and 1986. As in all of Baselitz’s work since 1968, some of the images are inverted, but his interest in the head as an object of representation is, as it were, expanded. Other

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