Die Schere, Bruno Goller
Bruno Goller
Die Schere
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Bruno Goller

Die Schere, 1968


Dimensions
140.0 x 170.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2452
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 as a gift from Michael and Karin Thoma in honour of the bicentennial of the Städel
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The memories of the goods in his parents' cleaning shop are the dominant motif in Bruno Goller's paintings. The scissors, actually a sober object of everyday use, nevertheless originate from an intimate domestic context, but are also objects of personal experience. Goller paints "types" somewhere between an individual object and an abstract idea. The scissors are only hinted at as plastic and executed without specific details. Ornamental elements from the real environment of the object are integrated into the surrounding pictorial space. The white chair backrests in the upper third and a row of three hats at the bottom form the bracket for a drawer filled with buttons and change, from which the scissors emerge monumentally. The picture surfaces appear cut out, flat and reflect different proportions and perspectives. Thus the scissors are also symbolic of the compositional strategy on which the painting is based. In 1953 Goller was appointed professor of painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and taught important contemporary painters such as Blinky Palermo and Konrad Klapheck.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Die Schere (Original Title)
Title Translation
The Scissors
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
Picture Copyright
© Bruno-Goller-Archiv
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 as a gift from Michael and Karin Thoma in honour of the bicentennial of the Städel

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41E still life of miscellaneous objects
  • 47D8(SCISSORS) tools, aids, implements ~ crafts and industries: scissors
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)
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Last update

26.01.2023