Figur II, Imi Knoebel
Imi Knoebel
Figur II
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Imi Knoebel

Figur II, 1985


Dimensions
254.0 x 174.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic and wood
Inventory Number
DB052
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display

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About the Work

Figure and background become one in Imi Knoebel's works. In 'Figure II', wood, tiles and sheet iron are combined to form composite pictures. The black square is tilted in Constructivist manner out of the vertical axis. Despite the flat surface, the composition lines in Knoebel's works are not drawn or painted on a carrier, but are real edges between the individual elements. Her works alternate between something very real, like the wooden panels or the tiles, and the abstraction created by the actual combination - either through the craftsmanslike arrangement of individual objects or the serial juxtaposition.

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Title
Figur II (Original Title)
Title Translation
Figure II
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic and wood
Material
Technique

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

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20.08.2019