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Norbert Wagenbrett : Die Neue Sachlichkeit
Norbert Wagenbrett
Die Neue Sachlichkeit
G.A.B., July 4, 2011
Norbert Wagenbrett/Im Nebel, 2007
Norbert Wagenbrett/Im Nebel, 2007
 
Portrait

Having studied in the Hochschüle für Grafik und Buchkunst of Leipzig, Norbert Wagenbrett belongs to the group of painters known as “The Leipzig School”. Claiming a certain filiation with " The New Reality " (Die Neue Sachlichkeit) of the 1920’s, Wagenbrett’s work is characteristic of a special attention to the living model.

Norbert Wagenbrett/In_der_Strassenbahn,2001
Norbert Wagenbrett/In_der_Strassenbahn,2001
 
For more than two decades, Norbert Wagenbrett has dedicated himself exclusively to the portrait genre, and has thus constituted a vast gallery of city-dwellers behind which the city of Leipzig - or any other western metropolis - appears in filigree. The acuity of the artist’s glance, alternately ironic, worried, sympathetic or friendly, is applied to a great variety of individuals and situations : a schoolgirl out for a walk, teen-agers playing billiards, workers at a bus stop, a fish merchant working, a bourgeois couple at a vernissage, a family at an amusement park, a self-portrait of the artist in his atelier…

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