Felix Nussbaum. "Above the Roofs, 1940"

Above the Roofs, 1940

In this view of rooftops and chimneys, a clothesline is visible, hung with two black gloves. In the background, the branches of treetops can be seen. This is the view that Nussbaum saw from his studio on Rue Archimède in Brussels. The inability to move freely led Nussbaum to paint a number of views from his studio while in hiding, perhaps as way of compensating for his lack of freedom.

Gift of Roger-David Katz and his wife Louba Moscicka, Brussels.
In memory of Yitzhak Tabolicki and his wife Guitele Katz; Leon Katz, his wife Irene Temkin and their daughter Esther; Lazare Goldstein, his wife Mala Katz and their children Harry and Dora; Eva Katz and her family; Nathan Schwartz and Feigl Moscicka and her children.

Felix Nussbaum

Above the Roofs, 1940

Gouache on paper
70,5 x 55,4 cm
Yad Vashem Art Collection