Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
26.11.2015 - 28.02.2016
By the time of his much-acclaimed presentation at the first documenta in Kassel in 1955, Fritz Winter had established himself as one of the most important German representatives of abstract painting and had become an embodiment of modernism in West Germany after World War II. Against the backdrop of Art Informel, his paintings of the 1950s had increasingly drawn on graphic qualities. From 1960 on, new influences triggered a major transformation in his work: color shifted to the foreground and the style of his brushstrokes became freer and more experimental. Fritz Winter thus managed to establish a link to the spatial concepts of his works of the 1930s – to natural forms and images of inner landscapes. The former Bauhaus student’s permanent study of the »inner world of nature« led him in a new direction and simultaneously meant a return to his teachers Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. The catalog illustrates this little-known aspect of Fritz Winter’s work.
Editor: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Fritz-Winter-Stiftung
Authors: Anna Rühl, Karl Schawelka, Nadine Engel, Rudolf Härtl
Artists: Fritz Winter
Hardcover with dust jacket
16,8 x 24 cm
ca. 85 color ills.