Oskar Kokoschka - Portraits of People and Animals


Oskar Kokoschka, Double portrait of Hans Mardersteig and Carl Georg Heise, 1919, Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey / 2013, ProLitteris.

Exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, the Netherlands, until 19 January 2014.
Gustav Klimt called him “the greatest talent of the younger generation”. Presented here is the work of Oskar Kokoschka, the master painter who has inspired generations of artists. This major retrospective brings together his confrontational portraits more than half-a-century after his work was last exhibited in the Netherlands. The exhibition begins with his earliest portraits and his discovery by the famous modernist architect Adolf Loos in 1908, and ends with his last self-portrait (1971/1972). With the title: Time, Gentlemen Please, the announcement for last orders in British pubs, Kokoschka prefigures his own death.