Autoportrait, Eugène Leroy
Eugène Leroy
Autoportrait
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Eugène Leroy

Autoportrait, 1962


Dimensions
82.5 x 60.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2382
Acquisition
Erworben 2011 mit Unterstützung des Städelkomitees 21. Jahrhundert, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Reminiscent of Rembrandt, the palette has a confusingly premodern quality. Eugène Leroy’s paintings are walls of colour, neither abstract nor representational. It takes a closer, longer gaze to penetrate the coarse, scabby surface and sort the unfocused all-over. The ‘lost’ profile in ‘Autoportrait’ only gradually crystallises within the conglomeration of colour material. With his existentialist search for form, Leroy continued to pursue Informel for decades. It is no coincidence that Georg Baselitz was among those to discover him in the 1960s.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Autoportrait (Original Title)
Title Translation
Self-portrait
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
Erworben 2011 mit Unterstützung des Städelkomitees 21. Jahrhundert, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Medium
  • Joker

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Primary
  • 48B3 portrait, self-portrait of artist
  • 61B2(LEROY, Eugène)11(+51) historical person (LEROY, Eugène) - historical person (LEROY, Eugène) portrayed alone (+ head (LEROY, Eugène) (LEROY, Eugène))

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Last update

24.11.2020