Blick in ein Treppenhaus von oben
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

Norbert Tadeusz. At the Schaukabinett

Thanks to a donation in 2009, the Galerie Neue Meister and the Kupferstich-Kabinett house extensive groups of works by the painter and draftsman Norbert Tadeusz (1940-2011). An exemplary selection of those will be presented here.

  • DATES 04/02/2014—06/04/2014


Norbert Tadeusz generally used traditional means of expression. His spectrum ranges from a conventional pencil drawing to watercolour and oil painting. Moreover, Tadeusz experimented with the process of collage where he sometimes overpainted sections of various magazines, but also painted on unusual surfaces such as plastic. In his works, vital colour tones are found just as a more monochrome palette in which light and dark determine the image effect.

Ansicht einer in der Badewanne liegenden Frau
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank
Norbert Tadeusz, In der Badewanne liegende, 1968 Ölfarbe, 420 x 300 mm


With his subjects and themes, especially with regard to the recognisability of space as well as the gestures of the depicted, Tadeusz stays close to the realistic tradition. One of his favourite themes is the human body, often as a nude in space posing or moving. Models are neither shy nor bashful in front of the artist and the same is true for the artists in front of the viewer.


Tadeusz, who studied among others under Joseph Beuys at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, taught at the Münster branch of the Düsseldorf academy from 1973 to 1981 as a docent and until 1988 as a professor. Thereafter, he was called to the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and later went to the art academy in Brunswick in 1991.

Collage mit verschiedenen Gegenständen und Schläuchen
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank
Norbert Tadeusz, Gegenstände und Schläuche, 1975/79 Collage, übermalt, 270 x 207 mm
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