Saturday, August 22, 2009
Red Skies at Night
Heinz Münnich (1921-1978) was born in Dresden, Germany, the son of an artist. He graduated from the University of Arts in Hanover. Today, the name of Münnich is very well known among art experts and collectors. His works have been exhibited in the "House of Art" at Munich since 1934. Known equally for his realism in depicting the Swiss Alps and for his later semi-abstract paintings such as this vibrant cityscape, 1968. His technique involves the use of a heavy palette knife with extraordinary effect.