3 trames de lignes 0° +5° –5°, François Morellet
François Morellet
3 trames de lignes 0° +5° –5°
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François Morellet

3 trames de lignes 0° +5° –5°, 1955


Dimensions
80.0 x 160.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2281
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The visualisation of a mathematical formula – the title describes the reduced composition and the manner in which the painting was executed. The degree values designate the angle formed by the shallow diagonals and the work’s horizon. The result is a pattern of rhomboid parallelograms cut off by the picture’s edges, while at the same time virtually spreading out endlessly into the space. François Morellet, a chief exponent of European Concrete Art, created a painterly dynamic which transcends the aesthetic boundary between picture and space.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
3 trames de lignes 0° +5° –5° (Original Title)
Title Translation
3 Parallelograms Made of Lines 0° +5° –5°
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white
  • 22C4(YELLOW) colours, pigments, and paints: yellow

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Last update

03.11.2020