„.. to have all colors deeper, more intense; |I| get quite angry at this lightness..“

—  Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1900 - 1905, quote from a letter to her husband Otto Modersohn from Paris, 29 February, 1900; as quoted in Expressionism, a German intuition, 1905-1920, Neugroschel, Joachim; Vogt, Paul; Keller, Horst; Urban, Martin; Dube, Wolf Dieter; (transl. Joachim Neugroschel); publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 1980, p. 31 as early as 1900 Paula Modersohn-Becker had written from Paris that she longed for stronger and deeper colors in her own work
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