Gerhard Müller / text

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Gerhard Müller has much in common with Max Beckman. Both maintain their independence from German Expressionism, yet are now regarded as textbook examples of the style. Nonetheless, their individualism set both apart from the main movements of twentieth-century modernism. Both write eloquently of the need to develop the art of "seeing" (Müller emphasized deep perception while Beckmann was concerned with mystical insight into the invisible realm), and both are masters of innovative oil-painting techniques anchored in earlier traditions.