Baselitz is considered a leading Neo-Expressionist. He was part of a group of German painters who rejected abstraction for very expressive paintings with recognizable subjects. But he displayed his works upside down to emphasize surface over subject matter. He was focusing on subject and the vibrancy of the colors. Georg Baselitz also created etchings, woodcuts, and wood sculptures that are every bit as expressive has his paintings.
He is a revolutionary painter who had the ability to acquire the viewer’s attention with his works and make them think. In 1995, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City held his first American retrospective. Georg Baselitz currently lives and works near Munich and in Imperia.