Ernst Ludwig Kirchner



Alternative Title
Artistin - Marcella
Material / Technique
Bildmaß 101 × 76 cm
Rahmenmaß 120 × 95 × 5 cm
Acquisition details
Erworben 1997 aus Privatbesitz
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Artistin, 1910, Öl auf Leinwand, Brücke-Museum, Gemeinfreies Werk

Exhibitions (selection)

Literature (selection)

  • Magdalena M. Moeller, Das Brücke-Museum Berlin, Prestel, München 1996.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke. La nascita dell´espressionismo, Ausst.-Kat. Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta Milan, Mazzotta, Milano 1999.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Die Brücke. Meisterwerke aus dem Brücke-Museum Berlin, Ausst.-Kat. Brücke-Museum Berlin, Hirmer Verlag, München 2000.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Neuerwerbungen seit 1988, Hirmer Verlag, München 2001.

  • Javier Arnaldo, Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke. Die Geburt des deutschen Expressionismus, Ausst.-Kat. Berlinische Galerie, Hirmer Verlag, München 2005.

  • Javier Arnaldo, Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke. El nacimiento del expresionismo alemán, Ausst.-Kat. Museo Thyssen-Bornesza Madrid/Fundación Caja Madrid, Madrid 2005.

  • Brücke und Berlin. 100 Jahre Expressionismus, Ausst.-Kat. Neue Nationalgalerie, Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Nicolai, Berlin 2005.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke-Museum Berlin, Malerei und Plastik. Kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Bestände, Hirmer Verlag, München 2006.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke Highlights, Hirmer Verlag, München 2007.

  • Staatssekretär für kulturelle Angelegenheiten des Landes Berlin, André Schmitz (Hg.), Im Zentrum des Expressionismus. Erwerbungen und Ausstellungen des Brücke-Museums Berlin 1988 - 2013. Ein Jubiläumsband für Magdalena M. Moeller, Hirmer Verlag, München 2013.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Meisterstücke. Die schönsten Neuerwerbungen des Brücke-Museums, Ausst.-Kat. Brücke-Museum, Hirmer Verlag, München 2013.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller und Rainer Stamm (Hg.), ... die Welt in diesen rauschenden Farben. Meisterwerke aus dem Brücke-Museum Berlin, Ausst.-Kat. Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Hirmer Verlag, München 2016.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke Museum Highlights, Hirmer Verlag, München 2017.

  • Meike Hoffmann, Lisa Marei Schmidt, Aya Soika für das Brücke-Museum (Hg.), Flucht in die Bilder? Die Künstler der Brücke im Nationalsozialismus, Ausst.-Kat. Brücke-Museum , Hirmer Verlag, München 2019.

  • Brücke-Museum, Lisa Marei Schmidt, Isabel Fischer (Hg.), 1910. Brücke. Kunst und Leben, ausstellungsbegleitende Zeitung, Brücke-Museum, Berlin 2022.


Signiert oben rechts: EL Kirchner (Signatur)
Rückseitig auf dem Bildträger: Artistin (Bezeichnung)
Rückseitig auf dem Bildträger: Artistin (Beschriftung)

Inventory Number

Catalog Number
Gordon 125


All content about the artwork is based on conversations from a workshop that took place in the context of Various Answers.

Workshop Participants


Alice Z Jones, artist / student


Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta is a research assistant at the University of Freiburg, who appreciates the arts and writes poetry



Myriam is a lawyer who is interested in intersectional justice and unfortunately doesn’t go to museums as often as she would like


Lea Abena Pahl is an activist who is interested in criticism through art and likes to fly kites


Maria Diallo, 29, is a political scientist, freelance lecturer and activist

Conception / Moderation


Josephine Ansah Valerie Deutesfeld (sie/ihr) is a philosopher who loves creative aesthetics on a large and small scale and enjoys writing and reading



Judith Kirchner (sie/ihr) was head of the project Various Answers and is also a freelance art mediator who focuses on art, politics and feminism in her work, she prefers to think and act in collective settings.

Additional content


Video: Poetry Reading, Shores of Discrimination


Josephine Papke (sie/ihr,they/them, keine Pronomen) studierte Theater-und Filmwissenschaft, arbeitet vielfältig im Kulturbereich und verhandelt dort am liebsten die Intersektionen von Queerness, BIPoC Identitäten und Popkultur
Text: Seeing and Being Seen

(A.Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez)

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is an award-winning writer, speaker, and activist working to amplify Black women’s voices in the mainstream dialogue, especially within conversations on health and parenting
Text: Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children? published online: new york times (nytimes.com)


Simbi Schwarz is a facilitator working in the anti-adultism field. She started facilitating workshops as a child and still represents a strong young voice in the fight against injustice between the young and old.
Text: Huh? What Does it Mean: Adultism. This text was first published in Missy Magazine 04/21, on July 12 2021, and in ManuEla Ritz, Simbi Schwarz, Adultismus und kritisches Erwachsensein, Unrast, Münster 2022.


Daniela Bystron has worked as an outreach curator for the Brücke Museum since 2018. She studied Art History and Rehabilitation Pedagogy. Her work focuses on art communication, collaborative working practices, and diverse forms of knowledge. She also likes to raise a lot of questions in her private life.
​Text: Artistin, art historian perspective


Sebastian Weise: Recording and editing (video/audio)

(Daniela Bystron)
About the Work
(Fafali Roy Ziga-Abortta)
Shores of Discrimination
(Josephine Papke)
Seeing and Being Seen
(A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez)
Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children?
(Simbi Schwarz)
Huh? What Does it Mean: Adultism
(Josephine) Context
(Maria) Corona situation
(Myriam) Absent
(Myriam ) Ascribing
(Myriam) TV
(Roy) Feeling lonely
(Roy) Perspective