Georg Baselitz


Georg Baselitz: Exhibition view

Exhibition, White Cube, Glyndebourne, UK, until 30 August
“The treble clef, the lines of the staves, the notes and things start dancing, round and round, up and down, spaced out, back and forth, shifting towards the edges…” - Georg Baselitz, 2015. Painter, printmaker, sculptor, and draughtsman Baselitz’s distinguished career has spanned more than 50 years, during which he has created works that have consistently challenged the mainstream. Exploring collective, historical, and personal themes, his works connect deeply to German history and literature, as well as to the iconography and rural landscape of his childhood. Here, the artist has created a series of new paintings all of which focus on the leg and the foot, an important early motif that he has often investigated, which also functions as emblematic self-portrait.