An Angel, Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
Fernand Khnopff, Alexandre
An Angel
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Darstellung
27 x 15.1 cm
Gesamtmaß
28.1 x 15.1 cm
Physical Description
Silver bromide gelatin print and coloured pencil on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.108
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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The serious-looking angel and the seductive sphinx are an odd couple. But there is no discord in this hierarchical relationship: with a delightful smile, the hybrid creature acknowledges the touch of the guardian angel, who is beginning to merge into the background. Khnopff’s photograph depicts a harmonious coexistence of ideal and nature, represented by the figures. By hand-colouring a photograph of his work, he turned a reproduction into an artwork in its own right.

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07.06.2024