Gefaltete Streifen in Rot und Weiß auf Schwarz, Hermann Glöckner
Hermann Glöckner
Gefaltete Streifen in Rot und Weiß auf Schwarz
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Hermann Glöckner

Gefaltete Streifen in Rot und Weiß auf Schwarz, 1933


Dimensions
35.1 x 25.5 x max. 0.3 cm
Physical Description
Tissue paper strips on varnish and cardboard
Inventory Number
2276
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Sometimes painting is child's play. Hermann Glöckner, the important German Constructivist, perverts the fundamentals of painting with a simple gesture: he "paints" with folded Japan paper on a still-wet painted surface. The ease of the artistic gesture is the very opposite of Glöckner's biography. Defamed by the Nazis, the artist lost his studio in the conflagration of Dresden. He was also ostracised in the "anti-fascist workers' and peasants' state" of East Germany. His work, which nonetheless developed continually over many years, only came into its own after a delay of several decades.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Gefaltete Streifen in Rot und Weiß auf Schwarz (Original Title)
Title Translation
Folded Strips in Red and White on Black
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Tissue paper strips on varnish and cardboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 22C4(RED) colours, pigments, and paints: red
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black
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Last update

14.10.2020