28. Malaktion, Prinzendorf  (schwarz), Hermann Nitsch
Hermann Nitsch
28. Malaktion, Prinzendorf (schwarz)
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Hermann Nitsch

28. Malaktion, Prinzendorf (schwarz), 1989


Dimensions
200.0 x 300.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
DB034
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The picture bursts beyond the viewer's field of vision, confronting him with its violent wall of paint poured, smeared and sprayed across the canvas. The work was produced during the 28th painting performance at Prinzendorf Palace, near Vienna, where the Austrian action artist has performed his 'Orgies Mysteries Theatre' regularly since the 1970s. Hermann Nitsch is one of the most important representatives of Viennese Actionism, which made the human body the subject of art in a completely new way. Nitsch became an important but controversial person on the international art scene through these staged performances involving the slaughter of animals and representations of crucifixions. The gestural traces of flowing paint on the canvas convey the impression of an excessive, orgiastic painting process and structure the picture.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
28. Malaktion, Prinzendorf (schwarz) (Original Title)
Title Translation
28th Painting Performance, Prinzendorf (black)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Sammlung Deutsche Bank im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black

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Last update

02.12.2020