Karl Schmidt-Rottluff



Material / Technique
Bildmaß 87 × 101 cm
Rahmenmaß 100,5 × 114 × 4,5 cm
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Acquisition details
Dauerleihgabe der Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung, Berlin
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Freundinnen, 1926, Öl auf Leinwand, Brücke-Museum, Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Exhibitions (selection)

Literature (selection)

  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Das nachgelassene Werk seit den zwanziger Jahren. Malerei, Plastik, Kunsthandwerk, Ausst.-Kat. Brücke-Museum Berlin, Berlin 1977.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Brücke-Museum Berlin. Malerei und Plastik. Sammlung der Karl-und-Emy-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stiftung. Kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Bestände, Hirmer Verlag, München 2011.

  • Magdalena M. Moeller (Hg.), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Landschaft - Figur - Stilleben, Ausst.-Kat. Brücke-Museum, Berlin, Hirmer Verlag, München 2014.


Signiert unten links: S.Rottluff (Signatur)
Rückseitig auf dem Keilrahmen: Schmidt=Rottluff "Freundinnen" ((267)) (Bezeichnung)

Inventory Number
A 1

Catalog Number
Grohmann S. 296


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

Workshop Participants


Fabio Auerswald studies sociology and economics and is interested in postcolonial theory


Lea Malaika Som makes music and is interested in the occult, esotericism and the connections between the collective and the individual in the areas of culture, society (community) and health


Miriam Chebaibai Koch is a psychosocial counsellor and artist who is completing her MA in Practice Research Social Work and Pedagogy (ASH Berlin). In her work she often collaboratively considers community structures and the potential of intersectionality in psychosocial and pedagogical contexts; in her painting she portrays BIPOC while relaxing deservedly and dreaming about decolonial dissonances


Wanjiru Njehiah is a political science graduate who is interested in art and design and enjoys cooking, reading and writing in her spare time


Zinaida Sebastiao Lina, 29, is a master’s student in art and politics from Angola who is interested in the themes of identity, homeland, culture and experience, which always have a historical reference. As an educational consultant, dialogue facilitator, political education teacher, artist and project manager for various interdisciplinary projects, Zinaida explores these themes artistically – and above all critically – from a feminist perspective

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

Additional content


Audio: Helga Lüdtke, Der Bubikopf. Männlicher Blick, weiblicher Eigen-Sinn. SWR2 lesenwert – Literatur. Online: https://www.swr.de/swr2/literatur/helga-luedtke-der-bubikopf-maennlicher-blick-weiblicher-eigen-sinn-100.html ©Südwestrundfunk


Lea Susemichel is a Vienna-based author, journalist, and senior editor of the feminist magazine an.schläge. Recent publications (with Jens Kastner) include Unbedingte Solidarität (2021) and Identitätspolitiken: Konzepte und Kritiken in Geschichte und Gegenwart der Linken (2018), both published by Unrast Verlag
Video: Interview, Solidarity
Text: Best Friends Forever, published in: an.schläge. Das feministische Magazin, Issue 6/2016.


Christiane Remm, Curator, Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung
Text: Freundinnen, art historian perspective


Sebastian Weise: Recording and editing (video/audio)

(Lea ) Interview Solidarity
(Lea Susemichel )
Best Friends Forever
(Christiane Remm , Christiane Remm)
About the Work
(Fabio ) Powerlessness
(Miriam ) Gatekeeper
(Wanjiru ) Opposites
(Wanjiru ) Just argued
(Zinaida ) Not mine
(Helga Lüdtke ) Der Bubikopf. Männlicher Blick, weiblicher Eigen-Sinn (SWR)