Museum of the Nötscher Kreis

Franz Wiegele, Mädchenporträt, um 1923, Öl Pergament, 54 x 43 cm, Privatbesitz; Rückseite: Maria Lassnig, Selbstporträt, 1946, Kohle auf Papier, 36,5 x 30 cm, Privatbesitz Courtesy Galerie Maier, Innsbruck

Archive of the Exhibition of 2012

Franz Wiegele - Maria Lassnig

Encounter in Kessel forest

April 22nd to October 28th, 2012

This year’s exhibition takes the contacts between Maria Lassnig and Franz Wiegele as an opportunity to conceive what might at first glance be an unusual juxtaposition of the two artistic positions. When Franz Wiegele died, Maria Lassnig had just started her artistic education. Nevertheless, the artist’s early works show that she endeavored to form a deeper understanding of the tradition of the painters living in Carinthia surrounding Franz Wiegele and Anton Kolig in Nötsch and above all with the colorism that characterized them. Conversely, some works by Franz Wiegele point to, especially the unfinished oil sketches or some portraits, already following the developments in art in 1945. The occasion of this exhibition was a letter, which was in the archive of the Wiegele house and in which the young Maria Lassnig describes her visit to Nötsch and asks Franz Wiegele to judge her nude drawings using the attached photographs. The exhibition presents early, rarely shown works by Maria Lassnig from public collections as well as from private collections and thematically in a dialogue with portraits and still lifes by the Nötsch painter Franz Wiegele.

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