Barrier, Corinne Wasmuht
Corinne Wasmuht
Barrier
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Corinne Wasmuht

Barrier, 2008


Dimensions
214.0 x 548.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on wood
Inventory Number
2260
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Corinne Wasmuht’s Barrier is a painterly reproduction of a collage. Like Gerhard Richter with his ‘Atlas’, Wasmuht collects photographic source material and sorts it by subject. It is from this stock of images that she produces her glued collages. This painted version shows a spatial situation which rises diagonally towards the back and is structured – but also blocked off – by grids and barriers. The images owes its extremely dynamic quality to the multiplicity of overlapping source images and the simultaneous emphasis on their two-dimensionality.

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  • 01:58
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  • 01:53
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  • Kunst nach 1945: Corinne Wasmuht
    Im Rahmen der Städel-Filmreihe "Kunst nach 1945" stellt Corinne Wasmuht (geboren 1964 in Dortmund) ihr Werk "Barrier" (2008) im Städel Museum vor, das in den Gartenhallen des Museums ausgestellt ist. Die Künstlerin sammelt seit 1986 fotografische Vorlagen, die sie nach Motiven sortiert. Aus diesem Fundus montiert sie heute Collagen am Computer. Wie genau sie dabei vorgeht und was die besondere Herausforderung bei dieser extrem großformatigen Arbeit war, verrät sie im Film. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/#youtube

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Title
Barrier (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on wood
Material
Technique

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Picture Copyright
© Corinne Wasmuht
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 61E(PEKING) names of cities and villages (PEKING)
  • 48C1 architecture
  • 51I Space
  • 41A54 fence, wall, paling
Secondary

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15.05.2019