Etching and Engraving in Le Locle

The museum shows 20 years of etched and engraved art of Georg Baselitz (1938). The etchings, the wood engravings, and the linocuts that he makes alongside his paintings contribute to his quest for the most effective stroke. The subjects of his engravings and etchings are frequently represented upside down in order to blur the tracks of possible interpretations and to subvert common references. However, he does not simply exhibit upside-down works that were made right-side up. Bestiary and human representations, the horse, the dog, the eagle, as well as the fragmented body, are part of his repertoire that the artist never ceases to reinvent. Baselitz is a great master of engraving and etching, which he practices as an art in its own right.