Sigmar Polke’s This Is How You Sit Correctly (After Goya) is a large acrylic on canvas painting that measures 78 3/4 in. x 70 7/8 in. (200 cm x 180 cm). The painting utilizes Polke’s signature dot technique, known as Rasterbilder, which destabilizes the printing process and creates a multilayered effect. This piece was created in 1982 and anticipates Polke’s paintings of the early 1980s.
Polke’s art was heavily influenced by his response to consumer society, memory of the Nazi regime, and his experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs. This painting serves as a critique of traditional art techniques and incorporates non-traditional materials and techniques to create a clutter-bag of images, techniques, reversals, jokes, and morbid fantasies.
It is important to note that this artwork may be protected by copyright law. Overall, This Is How You Sit Correctly (After Goya) showcases Sigmar Polke’s unique artistic style and commentary on society through the utilization of various artistic techniques.