En face, Hermann Glöckner
Hermann Glöckner
En face
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Hermann Glöckner

En face, 1956 – 1957


Dimensions
23.0 x 41.0 x 3.0 cm
Physical Description
Soft board, strawboard, screw top and paper
Inventory Number
St.P624
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe and Klaus Posselt
Status
Not exhibited

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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 Donation

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.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
En face (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Soft board, strawboard, screw top and paper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe and Klaus Posselt

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)
Secondary
Associative

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20.08.2019