Count Harry Kessler (1906) by Edvard Munch

Count Harry Kessler - Edvard Munch - 1906

Artwork Information

TitleCount Harry Kessler
ArtistEdvard Munch
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationNeue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

About Count Harry Kessler

The artwork titled “Count Harry Kessler” is an oil on canvas painting created by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1906. This expressionist portrait is part of the collection at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany. The genre of the painting is a portrait reflecting the Expressionism art movement, characterized by its ability to evoke emotional experience rather than physical reality.

In this particular portrait, Count Harry Kessler is depicted standing with a confident posture, hands placed on his hips. The count is dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and a dark tie, and he sports a mustache. He wears a broad-brimmed hat which casts a shadow over his brow, giving his face a thoughtful or introspective look. The background is rendered with broad strokes of warm colors that create an abstracted ambiance around the figure. Munch’s use of color and brushwork exemplifies the expressionist style, imbuing the portrait with psychological depth and intensity.

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