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Cemetery with a New Grave

Artist
Gabriele Münter, German, 1877–1962
Date
1908
Material
Oil on cardboard
Made in
Murnau am Staffelsee, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Depicts
Murnau am Staffelsee, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 7/8 × 16 in. (32.7 × 40.6 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 × 24 3/4 in. (54.6 × 62.9 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Morton D. May, by exchange
Rights
©2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Object Number
206:2019
NOTES
Bright red flowers mark a grave in the German village of Murnau. Its picturesque landscape and buildings attracted artist Gabriele Münter, who bought a home there and chose this cemetery as her final resting place. A co-founder of the Blue Rider artist group, Münter developed an approach to art that transformed scenes of nature into abstract compositions. This painting shows an early stage in that development: Münter cropped out the quaint church to emphasize the contrast of the flowers against a sea of greenery.
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