Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
19 May → 9 Jan 2022
From Wed to Fri from 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 10 pm. Closed on Mon.
Born in Saxony in 1938 during the Nazi period, Georg Baselitz has always had a rebellious spirit within him. Trained as a painter, then as a sculptor, engraver and even teacher, he is a complete artist. He trained in the GDR where, because of his protesting nature, he was very critical of the power and government of the time. So much so that he was expelled from the East Berlin Art Academy in 1957! He crossed the wall to free Berlin and continued his training as a painter. At the turn of the 1970s, and more precisely from 1969 onwards, Georg Baselitz's painting changed radically: painting as such took precedence over the subject, while retaining this restless spirit. By blurring the lines between abstraction and figurative art, he distinguishes himself from classic German expressionism. A liberating and innovative gesture that would become his signature. The six works on display at the MAM are representative of Georg Baselitz's career, each canvas corresponding to a stage in his life. His most scandalous inversions and motifs are added to the museum's collection, which already includes two of the artist's paintings: Self-Portrait with a Blue Spot from 1996, acquired by the museum in 1997 after the retrospective, and My Mother, Madame Cézanne from 1996, donated by Georg Baselitz himself.