Adler, Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz
Adler
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Georg Baselitz

Adler, 1977


Dimensions
249.0 x 201.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
DB008
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display

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About the Work

An abstract-gestural composition with a reduced colour scheme - that is our first impression. Only at second glance does a huge eagle distorted almost to the point of being dissolved become visible. From 1969 onwards, Georg Baselitz began inverting the motifs of his paintings, thus taking to new levels the way he empties his subject matter. Whether commonplace or content-laden, he adapts the pictorial motif over and over again, as is the case with this eagle. Through this repetition he further invalidates the significance of the subject, which degenerates until it almost becomes a pretext for a celebration of painting.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adler (Original Title)
Title Translation
Eagle
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Georg Baselitz
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 25F33(EAGLE) predatory birds: eagle
Secondary

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15.05.2019