Gefaltete weiße Streifen auf Schwarz mit Rot, Hermann Glöckner
Hermann Glöckner
Gefaltete weiße Streifen auf Schwarz mit Rot
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Hermann Glöckner

Gefaltete weiße Streifen auf Schwarz mit Rot, 1956


Dimensions
35.0 x 25.0 cm
Physical Description
Tissue paper strips on varnish on cardboard
Inventory Number
2352
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe und Klaus Posselt
Status
On display

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About the Work

Sometimes painting is mere child’s play. With a simple gesture, Hermann Glöckner reversed the fundamentals of painting, using folded washi to paint on paperboard soaked with colour. The ease of his artistic gesture formed a stark contrast to his life. He was ostracised by the National Socialists and lost his studio in the firebombing of Dresden. He also found himself sidelined in the self-declared ‘workers’ and farmers’ state’ of the GDR. Nonetheless, his work continued to develop through the decades. His ‘plate work’ in particular, which includes ‘Folded White Strips on Black with Red’, ranks as one of the most important contributions to abstraction in Germany.

About the Donation

In 2010 the Städel Museum in Frankfurt acquired four main works of contemporary German art through a donation by Dorette Hildebrand-Staab. Despite the prevailing opinion at that time, the donor had recognised the significance of Georg Baselitz early on and encouraged and supported the artist for many years. The four paintings donated to the Städel collection had already been purchased by the patron in the 1960s - in part directly from the artist's own private collection.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Gefaltete weiße Streifen auf Schwarz mit Rot (Original Title)
Title Translation
Folded White Strips on Black with Red
Artist (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Tissue paper strips on varnish on cardboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe und Klaus Posselt

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
Secondary
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11.06.2019