Aus der kleinen Straße - dithyrambisch, Markus Lüpertz
Markus Lüpertz
Aus der kleinen Straße - dithyrambisch
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Markus Lüpertz

Aus der kleinen Straße - dithyrambisch, 1965


Dimensions
145.0 x 145.0 cm
Physical Description
Distemper on canvas
Inventory Number
2388
Acquisition
Acquired with support from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert in 2011. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

‘From the Little Road – Dithyrambic’ shows a mysterious object. Markus Lüpertz borrowed the ‘dithyramb’ – a hymn in honour of Dionysus, the god of wine – from Friedrich Nietzsche. It became the central metaphor in his early paintings, where he distances himself from abstraction and figuration, and from Western styles to the same degree. The construct is peculiarly suspended in space, seeming to appear from nothing. Can it be called an object at all? Lüpertz’s dithyrambic paintings are convincing by their sheer elementary and existential vehemence.

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Basic Information

Title
Aus der kleinen Straße - dithyrambisch (Original Title)
Title Translation
From the Little Road - dithyrambic
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Distemper on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: MARKUS

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired with support from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert in 2011. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 49D342(RHOMBUS) regular quadrilateral: rhombus, lozenge
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 51I Space

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15.05.2019