Empreintes de pinceau no. 50 répétées à intervalles réguliers (30 cm), Niele Toroni
Niele Toroni
Empreintes de pinceau no. 50 répétées à intervalles réguliers (30 cm)
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Niele Toroni

Empreintes de pinceau no. 50 répétées à intervalles réguliers (30 cm), 1979


Dimensions
100.5 x 100.5 cm
Physical Description
Emulsion paint on canvas on stretcher frame
Inventory Number
2368
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Paul Maenz
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Niele Toroni demonstrates in his pictures the controlled serial application of a painterly gesture. The impression of a five-centimetre-wide paintbrush is positioned on the canvas at regular, thirty-centimetre intervals. The painterly action, however, expresses not the subject of artistic inspiration, but simply the texture of the paintbrush. Everything we have expected to find in an abstract painting since American Expressionism is subverted in Toroni's works. He distances himself from the concept of being an artist in the sense of the usual understanding of painting as a subjective action. Even so, what we are dealing with here is painting, perhaps in its purest form.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Empreintes de pinceau no. 50 répétées à intervalles réguliers (30 cm) (Original Title)
Title Translation
Imprints of a No. 50 brush, repeated at regular intervals of 30 cm
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Emulsion paint on canvas on stretcher frame
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Niele Toroni
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Paul Maenz

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 51D2 Harmony, Regularity
Secondary
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white
  • 22C4(GREEN) colours, pigments, and paints: green
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)

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Last update

22.10.2020