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Memo-1480

Type:

Bach Lithograph

Title:

Portrait of Mrs. Swoboda Listening to Variations on a Bach Fugue- no. 1 1920

Description:

These lithographs were reproduced in Vienna in 1920 from a series of ten drawing entitled Das Konzert (The Concert). The figure represented is Camilla Swoboda (1885-1942), wife of the famous Viennese art historian Karl Swoboda. The Swobodas regularly held concerts in their home; on these occasions, Kokoschka drew approximately 30 views of the hostess’ face while she listed to the music, trying to capture her emotional reactions to each movemebt. He later photographed ten of these studies; these became part of a collector’s portfolio called Variationen uber ein Thema (Variations on a Theme). Here Kokoschka’s graphic hand is still nervous and flowing, with a sense of the movement og the Baroque he so admired.

Measures:

* 36 x 24 1/8" (91.5 x 61.1 cm)

Creator:

Artist: Oskar Kokoschka
Year: 1920

Comments:

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Source/Links: Lawrence.edu: Kokoschka, Oskar
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (February 2008)

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