People's Choice

Gabriele Münter ‘Girl with a Red Ribbon’,1908.  © DACS 2013

Gabriele Münter, 1877-1962
Girl with a Red Ribbon, 1908
Oil on board
40.7 x 32.8 cm
Signed: lower right: Münter
Purchased, 2006

This striking portrait always catches my eye in the Gallery. I love the rawness of the broad brushstrokes and unpainted areas in the girl's blouse, and the way her face is built up using dashes of shocking colour. Her sidewards gaze and mournful expression make me wonder what was going on in the young model's head when this was painted.
Claire Crowley, DECIPHER Officer