Grand nu, Jean Fautrier
Jean Fautrier
Grand nu
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Jean Fautrier

Grand nu, 1962


Dimensions
81.0 x 130.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil and mixed media on paper, on canvas
Inventory Number
2364
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

The title is clear beyond doubt: however abstract his work, the artist’s sole concern was with reality. Delicate colours encounter vigorous dark brushstrokes in a brittle, relief-like centre. The founder of Informel began by gluing handmade paper onto the canvas, to which he applied extremely thick, light-hued paint in the middle, and then dark hues of a thinner consistency. Finally, he dusted the surface with pink pigments, which contrast with the coarse ground. Its extreme materiality makes the work seem more an object than a painting.

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  • Kunst|Stück – Jean Fautrier: Grand Nu
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Jean Fautrier: Grand Nu, 1962, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/grand-nu#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Grand nu (Original Title)
Title Translation
Grand Nude
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil and mixed media on paper, on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: fautrier 62

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints

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06.08.2019