Cieszowa III, Frank Stella
Frank Stella
Cieszowa III
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Frank Stella

Cieszowa III, 1973


Dimensions
243.8 x 228.6 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic, fabric, felt and canvas on a construction of chipboard and cardboard
Inventory Number
2486
Acquisition
Acquired in 2017 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 24

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In Cieszowa III, each geometrical form indicates another spatial dimension – with the both simple and epochal goal of breaking up the picture as a two-dimensional object in front of the wall. The work belongs to a group of 130 pieces on which Stella worked between 1970 and 1973. Serving as a model was the building documentation in the book Wooden Synagogues (Piechotka, 1959) which he received from Richard Meier (architect, *1934). The structure consisting of several particle boards covered with canvas, felt and cloth is reminiscent of the decorative wooden constructions of Polish synagogues — here the one in the village Cieszowa. The pictorial object protrudes into the surrounding space and puts to question the traditional format of a panel painting.

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07.06.2024