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FACE TIME: Self and Identity in Expressionist Portraiture    Apr 9 - Jun 28, 2013

Two Studies of Friederike Maria Beer
Gustav Klimt
Two Studies of Friederike Maria Beer, 1916
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
Psychoanalyst, 1962
Young Girl III
Emil Nolde
Young Girl III, 1912
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FACE TIME: Self and Identity in Expressionist Portraiture, on view at the Galerie St. Etienne from April 9 through June 28, offers a groundbreaking look at the ways in which new biological and psychological conceptions of identity influenced Austrian and German portraiture at the turn of the 20th century. During this period, thinkers like Marx, Darwin and Freud called into question the notion of an autonomous rational self, forcing artists to reconsider the centuries-old European portrait tradition. FACE TIME, comprising some seventy oils, drawings, and prints, explores diverse responses to the resulting “portrait crisis” by such artists as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, E.L. Kirchner, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Marie-Louise Motesiczky, Emil Nolde, Egon Schiele, Arnold Schoenberg and others.

FACE TIME is accompanied by a detailed checklist and scholarly essay by Galerie St. Etienne Co-Director Jane Kallir. For further information and images, please contact Courtney Donner at 212-245-6734 or The Galerie St. Etienne is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM through May 25th, and Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 AM to 5 PM thereafter.

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