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Karl Mediz (1868 - 1945)

Peintre et lithographe autrichien



Crayon sur papier

Vers 1900

6 x 16 cm

Karl Mediz est élève de l’Académie de Vienne puis de l’Académie Julian à Paris. Il fait partie avec sa femme Emilie Mediz Pelikan de la première exposition de la Sécession en 1898. Membre du Hagenbund de Vienne de 1902 à 1912. L'oeuvre de Karl Mediz et d'Emilie Mediz Pelikan fera l'objet d'une rétrospective à Vienne en 1986.

"Karl Mediz (1868 - 1945), Emilie Mediz-Pelikan (1861 - 1908): ein wiederentdecktes Künstlerehepaar : Gemälde, Pastelle, Zeichnungen" ; Gallerie Biedermann, Munich, 1987
"Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, 1861-1908, Karl Mediz, 1868-1945" ; Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Wien, 1986
"Out of the darkness of Forgotten Existence: the Lives and Work of Karl Mediz and Emilie Mediez-Pelikan", Ludwig Hevesi
"The Art-Revival in Austria", Charles Holme, 1906
"Two Austrian Painters: Karl Mediz and Emilie Mediz-Pelikan", A.S. Levetus, 1905
"Studio International", volume 34, 1905
"Two Austrian Painters: Karl Mediz and Emilie Mediz-Pelikan", A.S. Levetus, 1905
"Karl Mediz" ; Robert Bruck, 1904
"The Studio", 1899
Musée de Chemnitz : Paysage
Musée de Dresde : Cyprès au bord de la mer – Quatre portraits gravés
Musée de Vienne : Solitude
Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art : portrait de Robert Diez
"In the  " Hagenbund " we also came to know the Dresden couple, Karl  Mediz (born in 1868) and Emilie Mediz-Pelikan (born in 1862).  They followed an almost identical path of expression and development, which led them to Dachau, to Uhde and to the Belgian fishing  village of Knokke some of the head-quarters of impressionist students.  Both husband and wife have a picturesquely fantastic vision of things, which, in their representation of ice-clad mountains, becomes quite  stylise ; and in contrast to a background of panoramic character, the  foreground is depicted with almost microscopic accuracy. Thus Karl  Mediz paints every thread, every hair in his life-size Eismanner, which  made his reputation and now hangs in the Modern Gallery ; and  in the same way Emilie Mediz-Pelikanin, her slender little trees  in tubs, which she generally likes to place on some terrace on a  Southern sea, depicts even the tiniest crack in the bark. They have  both painted much in these Southern seas chiefly about Corfu and  have studied the blue deep with a bird's-eye view as it were. Karl  Mediz is also a master of portraiture. He has done quite a series of  portraits of persons in Dresden society, all executed with minutest  precision."  
In “The Art-Revival in Austria”, Charles Holme, 1906