Women Sitting by Clemens Kindling
  • Clemens Kindling

  • Title:Women Sitting
  • Inventory#:KINDLC0083
  • Size:15.75" x 11.75"
    ( 40cm x 30cm )
  • Medium:Pastel on Paper
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Clemens Kindling

Clemens Kindling

Clemens Kindling, 1916 - 1992 Kindling, who grew up in the town of Halle, on the river Saale, received his artistic training at the local Burg Giebichenstein Art Academy, which had a strong Bauhaus orientation, in the classes for painting and calligraphy. Personal contacts and artistic influences from Dessau’s Bauhaus are unmistakable in Kindling’s work. A “glimmer of Feininger” shines through wherever his works are characterized by cubist and linear elements, in a highly individualized way. A scholarship enabled Kindling to further his studies at the Unified State Schools for Free and Applied Arts in Berlin Charlottenburg. Kindling’s army service from 1939 to 1945 did not mean an interruption of his work. Thanks to a special authorization he was allowed to paint whenever he could. Thus, in the years 1942/43, looking at people and places with the eyes not of a soldier but of an artist, he created his works “People of Russia.” The artist’s last, most intensive creative period was in the years 1990/91. He returned from three trips to Italy with sketchbooks chock-full of images. The final yield from these trips was over 80 pictures, mostly pastels. Unfortunately, many more, particularly oils, remained unfinished as the artist passed away on March 10, 1992. Kindling’s preferred stylistic features were lively colorfulness and color contrasts. In addition, the play of light and shadow, light and dark gives many of his pictures a very special charm. The artist enjoyed painting pensive views of cities as much as he did landscapes, portraits, or nudes.

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Clemens Kindling
Women Sitting
Pastel on Paper
15.75" x 11.75"