Portrait of Quappi in pink and purple (1931) by Max Beckmann

Portrait of Quappi in pink and purple - Max Beckmann - 1931

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Quappi in pink and purple
ArtistMax Beckmann
Dimensions110 x 70 cm
Art MovementExpressionism

About Portrait of Quappi in pink and purple

The artwork titled “Portrait of Quappi in pink and purple” is a creation by Max Beckmann, a renowned artist associated with the Expressionist movement. Completed in the year 1931, this piece is a portrait that measures 110 by 70 cm. Beckmann is known for his bold execution and emotional depth in his works, characteristics often reflected in the Expressionist style.

The artwork captures an individual, presumably Quappi, seated against a backdrop that exhibits a blend of pink and purple hues. The subject, portrayed in a black sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline, exudes a poised and self-assured demeanor. Her hands rest on what appears to be the arm of a chair, showing off her long fingers in an elegant manner. The color palette is limited but impactful, with the deep tones of her dress creating a stark contrast to her light skin and the vibrant background. Her facial features are rendered with defined, dark lines, which is typical of Beckmann’s style, simultaneously conveying intensity and elements of simplicity. The use of bold outlines and contrasting colors in the artwork are hallmarks of Expressionism, aimed at evoking emotional responses rather than replicating reality with precision.

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