Fleurs, Jean Fautrier
Jean Fautrier
Fleurs
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Jean Fautrier

Fleurs, 1928


Dimensions
38.0 x 46.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2365
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Strictly speaking, this painting should not have existed in 1928. Jean Fautrier, the major representative of European Informel, turns into his own predecessor here. Only at second glance and with the aid of the title does the painting’s subject become clear, enabling us to see flowers emerging from the blue, yellow and black paint. The flowers threaten all the while to disintegrate into non-form. In their fleeting figuration, the flowers seem to be pointing to the horrors of the decades to come, while also anticipating Art Informel, which would flourish after the Second World War.

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Title
Fleurs (Original Title)
Title Translation
Flowers
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts: Fautrier

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011

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23.03.2020