Eleonore Koch | Almeida & Dale

Eleonore Koch

Berlin - Germany, 1926 São Paulo - São Paulo, 2018

Despite the influence of Alfredo Volpi, of whom she was a student, and exposure to the Italian metaphysical painting of Giorgio De Chirico, Eleonore Koch´s explores her own investigations and questions.

In her predominantly plastic work, delicately portrayed objects, people, landscapes and everyday scenes lend themselves less to symbolic or allegorical representations of reality than to the painter's meticulous craft: creating balanced and harmonious compositions, perhaps in pursuit of the perfection of painting. In this sense, her approach is closer to the teachings of Alfredo Volpi than to the metaphysics of De Chirico, even though the scenes that emerge in her paintings allude to the unusual settings of the paintings by the Italian master. Her color palette and precise boundaries between shades are undeniably the result of her learnings from Volpi.

Eleonore Koch exhibited in the 1959-1967 editions of the São Paulo International Biennial. In 1979, she participated in the exhibition Theon Spanudis Collection, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC/USP).

Angry Island, 1974

tempera on canvas
17 ⅞ x 21 ¼ inch [45,5 x 54 cm]

Untitled, 1973

pastel on paper
17 ¾ x 23 ⅞ inch [45 x 60,5 cm]

Mata-borrão e papel amassado, 1996

tempera on canvas
19 ⅝ x 24 inch [50 x 61 cm]

Memorial Gardens I, 1988

tempera on canvas
23 ⅝ x 28 ¾ inch [60 x 73 cm]

Interior com cadeira branca, 1977

tempera on canvas
29 x 36 ½ inch [73,6 x 92,6 cm]

Untitled, 1974

tempera on canvas
46 ½ x 35 ⅝ inch [118 x 90,5 cm]
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