Die Windsbraut (The tempest) (1914) by Oskar Kokoschka

Die Windsbraut (The tempest) - Oskar Kokoschka - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleDie Windsbraut (The tempest)
ArtistOskar Kokoschka
Date1914
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions181 x 220 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationKunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

About Die Windsbraut (The tempest)

The artwork “Die Windsbraut (The Tempest)” was created by the artist Oskar Kokoschka in 1914. This allegorical painting is executed in oil on canvas and is a significant representation of the Expressionist movement. The artwork measures 181 by 220 centimeters and is housed in the Kunstmuseum Basel, located in Basel, Switzerland.

The painting depicts a tumultuous scene with swirling colors and dynamic brushstrokes that are characteristic of Expressionism, emphasizing the emotional experience over accurate representation. At the center of the chaotic composition, two figures appear to be locked in an intimate embrace, surrounded by a storm of abstract forms and vibrant colors that suggest a merging of the figures with the elements around them. The flurry of activity and interplay of colors within this artwork evoke a sense of passion and turmoil, aligning with Kokoschka’s style during this period, where he sought to capture the inner feelings and psychological states of his subjects.

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