Foundling No. 1, Raoul de Keyser
Raoul de Keyser
Foundling No. 1
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Raoul de Keyser

Foundling No. 1, 2008


Dimensions
35.0 x 45.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 83
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg near Vienna since 2010
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

‘Foundling No. 1’ depicts a so-called French curve, or curve template, in white. It is subjected to the viewer’s gaze like a germ cell under a microscope. The title reinforces associations of organic origins. Raoul De Keyser has adopted the principle of the objet trouvé, introduced to art by the Surrealists and Marcel Duchamp, and returned it to painting. The French curve, a symbol of precision, is here hand-painted – and almost dissolves in the work’s painterly aesthetic.

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Basic Information

Title
Foundling No. 1 (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg near Vienna since 2010

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Main Motif
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Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 48A9813 ornament ~ round and curved forms
  • 48A98134 ornament ~ other curved forms

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20.08.2019