Flowers, Kees van Dongen
Kees van Dongen
Flowers
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Kees van Dongen

Flowers, ca. 1910


Dimensions
64.9 x 64.9 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 407
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The still life is watching you! An eye stares at the viewer from the midst of the bouquet. The dark red blossoms glow so intensely against the dark background that the eye is easily overlooked. A resident of Paris, the Dutchman Kees van Dongen captivated his contemporaries with his self-confident demeanour. His parties were as unconventional as his art. The painters of the Brücke artists’ association were likewise delighted by the dandy and his contacts to the Parisian gallery milieu. He was one of the few foreigners to be admitted to the Dresden group.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Flowers
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: van Dongen

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 1926

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41A671 still life of plants, flowers and fruit
  • 41A6711 flowers in a vase
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
... Pauline Kowarzik (1852-1929), Frankfurt am Main
Verkauf an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1926.

Information

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Last update

24.11.2020