Redraw of Willy Jaeckel Self Portrait

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Willy Jaeckel Self Portrait
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil, H, HB, H2

Today I relax a bit and redraw a German Expressionist Willy Jaeckel (1888-1944), Selbstbildness / Self-Portrait. Original etching, c. 1921. Image size: 205x157mm.

So today I looked at expressionism and I find this etching images of expressionism to help me understand what it is really all about. I was looking for a face to draw to improve my skills.

So expressionism is a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas and not a physical reality.

Expressionist was a sense as early as 1850, its origin is sometimes traced to paintings exhibited in 1901 in Paris by the artist Julien-Auguste Herve, which he called Expressioinismes. The term expressionism firmly established itself in 1913.

Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is distorted in order to make it expressive of the artist’s inner feelings or ideas. Expressionist art tends to be emotional and sometimes mystical. It can also be seen as Romanticism.

When the Nazis took control, after which the works went underground. In the times of the Nazis, art must support the ideals of Nazism. Modern art was called degenerate art and a total of some 15 550 works were being removed.

Sources:
http://www.spaightwoodgalleries.com/Pages/Exhibitions_German_Exp.html
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/e/expressionism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism

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