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Norbert Tadeusz

The drastic depictions of Tadeusz's partly large-format works are imprinted immediately. Tadeusz presents objects from unusual angles, the female figures are often shown in extreme postures.

 

Norbert Tadeusz

10 May – 2 August 2020

Norbert Tadeusz (1940–2011) was one of the most important figurative painters of his generation. His first solo exhibition took place in 1970 in the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (today Kunstpalast), when Tadeusz was just 29 years old. In 1975 the Westfälisches Landesmuseum has shown his artworks for the first time in Münster. Today, both collections own artworks of this artist, who worked as a painter and teacher especially in Düsseldorf, but also for many years in Münster. The drastic depictions of Tadeusz's partly large-format works are imprinted immediately. Tadeusz presents objects from unusual angles, the female figures are often shown in extreme postures. He was fascinated by the motif of the woman - as mother goddess and embodiment of nature as well as a projection screen for his fears, longings and desires.

Come along on a virtual tour through the exhibition:

Norbert Tadeusz, Mütter-Ur Chinesisch I, 1961, Estate Norbert Tadeusz/Petra Lemmerz.©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Foto: Christoph Münstermann, Düsseldorf

Venus and femininity

To the artworks

Norbert Tadeusz, Sakral-Raum mit Tuch, 1971

Sacred spaces

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Norbert Tadeusz, Carcasse, Florenz, Pistoia, 1983, Estate Norbert Tadeusz / Petra Lemmerz. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Foto: Christoph Münstermann

Meat and bodies

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Norbert Tadeusz, Das große Ei (Casino I), 1987, Estate Norbert Tadeusz / Petra Lemmerz. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Foto: LWL / Hanna Neander

Tadeuszenen

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Norbert Tadeusz, Miles, 2006

Swimmingpool

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Norbert Tadeusz, Vorletztes Palio, 2001

Palio — horse race

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Opening of the exhibition

The exhibition was opened in a Livestream with Dr. Rüschoff Parzinger, LWL-Head of Cultural Affairs, museum director Dr. Arnhold, curator Dr. Pirsig-Marshall, Dr. Lange, CEO of NATIONAL-BANK AG, and Mrs. Firmenich, general secretary of Kunststiftung NRW.