Himmelgeister. In memoriam of Norbert Tadeusz (1940-2011)

Norbert Tadeusz (1940-2011) is one of the pioneers of a new figurative painting in the former Western Germany. Tadeusz formulated a clear counter-position to non-objective painting, as it largely characterized the general understanding of "modern painting" in various forms until the 1970s: he took up the experiments of color field painting of those years and transformed them into an expressive, figurative pictorial language. His large-format paintings were preceded by sketches in small formats, in which he tested the position of bodies in space. A series of these extraordinary paintings will be shown for the first time alongside the monumental paintings. The interiors, nudes, and still lifes convey insights from the specific atmosphere of his studio and thus from his own way of working and living. In extreme perspectives, the bright vibrant colors of his painting and the strongly twisted postures of his models, Tadeusz's very own pictorial cosmos becomes apparent.

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Available works of the artist

Norbert Tadeusz, Christine (2), 1963, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Christine (2), 1963, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Amaryllis, 2006, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Amaryllis, 2006, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Staubsauger, 1977
Norbert Tadeusz, Schnüre quer, 1979, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, o.T. II (Rotes Tuch), 1993
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa Fenster, 2001
Norbert Tadeusz, Chinesisch, 2005
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa I (Akt lila), 2008, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa IV, 2009
Norbert Tadeusz, Cavalli (2), 1997, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Untitled, 1979
Norbert Tadeusz, untitled, 1979

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

Norbert Tadeusz. Olé

Norbert Tadeusz. Olé

  • Artist: Norbert Tadeusz
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Reinhard Spieler
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
  • German, English
    Hardcover
    84 pages, 51 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2016
    ISBN 978-3-94606308-7
  • 28 €
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