Charlotte Salomon  15 June until 16 September 2007

Work in Progress

Charlotte SalomonFrom 15 June until 16 September 2007 the Print Room in the Jewish Historical Museum will be showing works by Charlotte Salomon, titled Work in Progress. On display will be the reverse sides as well as individual sketches which she made for her series of over eight hundred gouaches, Life? or Theatre?. Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) painted these remarkable gouaches to tell her life story. Charlotte presumably considered the pieces that will now be on show unsuitable to include in her series. These sheets are unnumbered, and in some cases she has partly concealed the person's face, by sticking something over it. The pictures shed light upon Charlotte's method of working and the development of her style, for instance, in the experimentation she carried out with colour and text. But above all they offer us an intimate insight into Charlotte's sense of humour and her sensitivity. Many of these works have never been shown or published before. 

Charlotte Salomon

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