A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING

A giant painter of expressionism: LESSER URY

A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING


In the midst of this global health crisis, I present these few images to improve your morale:

A giant painter of expressionism:

LESSER URY

800px-Lesser_Ury_-_Unter_den_Linden_im_Regen_(1920)Photo source: commons.wikimedia

Unter den Linden im Regen (1920)


432px-Lesser_Ury_Selfportrait

Leo Lesser Ury was a German painter and graphic designer from the Berlin Impressionist Secession. His motives were initially landscapes and especially urban landscapes.
He was born on November 7, 1861 in Birnbaum; From 1879 to 1880, Lesser Ury studied painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, in Brussels, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, and in Munich. Since 1920 he had lived and worked in an apartment in Berlin-Schöneberg, until his death (caused by a heart disease), on October 18, 1931; Three weeks after the honoring of the work of his life – on the occasion of his 70th birthday – by The National Gallery and Secession.
Lesser Ury was mainly interested in modern city life, including the lively boulevards, bright cafes and the hustle and bustle of countless passers-by. He copied in his works the images of the streets at night under gas lamps, (later lit by electric light) where happen scenes of chance encounters that had provided the painter with a multitude of fascinating patterns.

 Selfportrait (1921) (Photo  source: fr.wikipedia.org)


800px-Lesser_Ury_1925_Berliner_Straße_im_RegenAuthor of photo:  Lesser Ury  . Source: commons.wikimedia

Berliner Street with cab in rain (1925)


800px-Lesser_Ury_1920_Damen_einer_Droschke_entsteigendAuthor of photo:  Lesser Ury  . Source: commons.wikimedia

Women getting out of a taxi (1920)


354px-Lesser_Ury_Im_Café_c1913Author of photo:  Lesser Ury  . Source: commons.wikimedia

At the coffee shop (Café Bauer, Berlin) (1913)


Lesser_Ury_Pariser_Platz_um_1930Author of photo:  Lesser Ury  . Source: commons.wikimedia

Pariser Platz (Paris Square, Berlin) (1930)


24674155418_702ffdf8ef_kAuthor of photo: Irina. Source: flickr

Tiergarten Walkway in Autumn ( Berlin) (date?)


Title photo :

Berlin evening street with cars (1920)

(Photo author: Lesser Ury . Source: commons.wikimedia )




 

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