• Miriam Cahn, Small family, 2012

“Kleine Familie” (“Small Family”) is one of the artist’s most recent paintings. This disturbing, dreamlike image presents three enigmatic figures with blurred silhouettes, simplified faces and exaggerated, almost grotesque private parts. The artist has placed the three-member family in an aura of tension and symbolic violence, focusing, at the same time, on the mother in the forefront of the family constellation. Miriam Cahn’s painting wonderfully enriches the feminist context in the collection of the Museum, putting her in a group of female artists who touch on the issues of unspoken traumas and suppressed emotions.

Year: 2012
Medium: oil on canvas
Format: 200×270 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Jocelyn Wolf
Index: MSN:4300-2/2014
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

See also

Other Works From That Artist