Figur I, Imi Knoebel
Imi Knoebel
Figur I
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Imi Knoebel

Figur I, 1985


Dimensions
254.0 x 174.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic, wood, tiles, plastic and sheetiron
Inventory Number
DB046
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display

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About the Work

In Imi Knoebel’s work, figure and ground coincide. In ‘Figure I’, wood, tiles and sheet iron are combined into one picture. The lines of the composition are not drawn or painted onto the support; they are in fact real edges between the individual elements of the composition. This is what they have in common with a photographic image. The outlines visible in a photograph also demarcate real objects which are processed into two dimensions. Knoebel’s work oscillates between geometric abstraction and the real object.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Figur I (Original Title)
Title Translation
Figure I
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic, wood, tiles, plastic and sheetiron
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

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Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints

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20.08.2019