Fledermaus, Hann Trier
Hann Trier
Fledermaus
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Hann Trier

Fledermaus, 1961


Dimensions
73.0 x 116.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2092
Acquisition
Acquired in 1961. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

When Hann Trier paints, he leaves traces on the canvas, adding marks, notches, scars to it. Two-handed, in quick swings, he spreads grey paint on a yellow background and ejects his nets from black lines. For Trier, painting means dancing in coherent sequences on a manageable surface. After the war, he searched for new ways, wanted to leave behind what had been decreed and permitted so far. Trier overcame the strict statics of the panel painting through the spontaneous act of painting. Through the gestures, the painter’s emotions break out and generate axes and symmetries as precipitation, which are lost in the labyrinthine thicket of lines as in the wing-like composition of 1961. From 1956, the dynamic, fabric-like structures were created, which he calls “vibrations” and which are regarded as one of the highlights of German informal painting.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fledermaus (Original Title)
Title Translation
Bat
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: HTrier 61

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Kunststiftung Hann Trier / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 1961. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 25F28(BAT) flying mammals: bat
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
Secondary

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Last update

02.07.2020