Green Zone, Gotthard Graubner
Gotthard Graubner
Green Zone
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Gotthard Graubner

Green Zone, 1959


Dimensions
70.5 x 60.0 x 2.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1260
Acquisition
Acquired in 1985
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The coloured surfaces vibrate and flicker before our eyes. It is impossible to distinguish between foreground and background. In 'Green Zone', Gotthard Graubner dispenses with perspective and nonetheless creates a dynamic effect which becomes denser in the centre of the picture through the changing shades of green. The open pictorial structure recalls the eddies of air, water, earth and fire in the works of William Turner. Graubner's painting is not representational, yet seems to be closely linked to nature. The canvas looks like a detail from an endless cosmos. The artist aims to depict the dynamics of growth and examines the possibilities of making the invisible visible and expanding the image space.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Green Zone
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 1985

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 22C4(GREEN) colours, pigments, and paints: green
Secondary
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Last update

12.01.2021