Museum discovers unknown Kirchner sketches

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31 January 2005, MUENSTER - Two previously unknown sketches by the German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner have been discovered during restoration work at a German museum. The sketches were on the backs of two Kirchner drawings which have been in possession of the Westfaelische Landesmuseum in Muenster since the 1950s, a museum spokesman said on Monday. The sketches dated 1912 and 1923/24 are a female portrait and two semi-nude females. Kirchner had drawn on the backs of two previous works appar

31 January 2005

MUENSTER - Two previously unknown sketches by the German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner have been discovered during restoration work at a German museum.

The sketches were on the backs of two Kirchner drawings which have been in possession of the Westfaelische Landesmuseum in Muenster since the 1950s, a museum spokesman said on Monday.

The sketches dated 1912 and 1923/24 are a female portrait and two semi-nude females.

Kirchner had drawn on the backs of two previous works apparently because of a shortage of material. It was unlikely the sketches, believed to be draft drawings, were meant for sale, the spokesman said.

The museum discovered the works while preparing for an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Die Bruecke (The Bridge) movement of which Kirchner was a co-founder.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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