Arcueil II, Lyonel Feininger
Lyonel Feininger
Arcueil II
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Lyonel Feininger

Arcueil II, March 21, 1916


Blatt
304 x 241 mm
Physical Description
Charcoal, framing line on all sides in pen and black ink, on laid paper
Inventory Number
16104
Object Number
16104 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

About the Work

In 1916, Feininger made this drawing of the round-arched aqueduct in the town of Arcueil, south of Paris, disintegrating it into prism-like forms. To construct his composition, he broke open the elements of the built structures and assembled the individual ‘fragments’ anew. He refrained from depicting superfluous details and departed from the correct representation of the proportions and perspective. By rubbing the charcoal, he evoked the impression of long, dark shadows that account for the rather gloomy atmosphere.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Arcueil II (Original Title)
Title Translation
Arcueil II
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Charcoal, framing line on all sides in pen and black ink, on laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unterhalb der Darstellung links (mit der Feder in Schwarz): Feininger; datiert und bezeichnet rechts: Dienst. d. 21. MÄrz 1916; bezeichnet mittig: Arceuil [sic] II
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Ingres

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 61E(ARCEUIL) names of cities and villages (ARCEUIL)

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, 1940
Schenkung der Erben an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1948.

Information

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Last update

15.02.2021