En face, Hermann Glöckner
Hermann Glöckner
En face
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Hermann Glöckner

En face, 1956 – 1957

23 x 41 x 3 cm
Physical Description
Soft board, strawboard, screw top and paper
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Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe and Klaus Posselt
Not on display


About the Work

The geometric shapes merge in the viewer's eye to form a face. The Constructivist artist Hermann Glöckner worked with found materials, which he assembled to create a collage. A fundamental aspect of Constructivist art is the use of geometric design forms, lines and monochrome areas. Glöckner used wood, cardboard and screw caps in their basic geometric shape, and combined them here on fibreboard. The human brain eventually transforms the abstract composition into a representational depiction.

About the Acquisition

In 2010 the Städel Museum in Frankfurt acquired four main works of contemporary German art through a donation by Dorette Hildebrand-Staab. Despite the prevailing opinion at that time, the donor had recognised the significance of Georg Baselitz early on and encouraged and supported the artist for many years. The four paintings donated to the Städel collection had already been purchased by the patron in the 1960s - in part directly from the artist's own private collection.

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