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Cassandra
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Le Diner
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Gisela with Daughter
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In Erwartung (Gisela von Wehner)
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Crucifixion vision
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Descent into Hell

Fascinated by the mysteries of the human psyche, the Swiss-born painter Albert von Keller (1844–1920) is remembered today more for his spectacular subject matter than for his exceptional artistic ability. In fact, although Keller was a founding member of the Munich Secession, an influential artists’ association, and was highly regarded in Europe and America at the dawn of the twentieth century for his “modern” psychological painting, he has never before been the subject of a solo exhibition in America. Keller’s close association with the Munich psychiatrist Dr. Albert von Schrenck-Notzing (1862–1929), and his participation in séances and occult experiments, placed him at the center of passionate debates in fin de siècle Germany on Seelenleben, or the life of the soul. While fascinated by the paranormal, Keller was equally enthralled by traditional Christian narratives such as the raising of the dead, the powers of mystical healing, and the mysteries of stigmata. He engaged in a lifelong search for new techniques and visual forms to describe shifting, uncertain states of being and becoming.

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Nude Female with Mask
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Nude on the beach
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Reclining nude
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Stigmatization Study
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The Anonymous Medium Lily

Albert von Keller (Gais, Suiza, 27 de abril de 1844 – Múnich, 14 de julio de 1920) fue un pintor alemán. Keller estudió en la Academia de Múnich, donde fue alumno de Franz von Lenbach y Arthur von Ramberg. Debe incluirse entre los coloristas más importantes de la escuela moderna alemana. Sus viajes a Italia, Francia, Inglaterra y Holanda, así como su residencia por un tiempo en París, le ayudaron a desarrollar su estilo, que llegó a caracterizarse por un sentido de la elegancia y un refinamiento poco comunes en el arte alemán. Sus escenas de la vida de sociedad, como su famosa obra Dinner (1890), muestran un espíritu que puede denominarse parisino, y sus retratos destacan por la misma distinción elegante. Fue especialmente hábil en plasmar la textura de los vestidos y telas de seda y satén.

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The Dream Dancer Madeleine
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Die Erweckung der Tochter des Jairus
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Burning of the witch
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In the moonlight
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Incident at a Seance
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Milli Beckmann, Paris