Herculaneum, Lambert Maria Wintersberger
Lambert Maria Wintersberger
Herculaneum
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Dimensions
155.0 x 160.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
Inventory Number
2430
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 as a gift from the artist, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Acquisition

Shortly before he died, Lambert Maria Wintersberger donated his painting 'Herculaneum' to the Städel Museum. He is one of the most interesting and complex representatives of post-war German painting. Wintersberger started out as a painter of churches and of glass, and soon after moving to the Accademia delle Arti in Florence, he began to attract attention with his figurative Hard Edge painting. After moving to Berlin, he belonged to the legendary Grossgörschen 35 group between 1964 and 1968. They founded a producers' gallery and took their name from their address in Schöneberg. Wintersberger spent the last years of his life until his death in seclusion in an old railway station in Alsace.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Herculaneum (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
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 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 as a gift from the artist, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
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Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 31A2246 fingers
  • 31A2247 nails (fingers)
  • 22C4(RED) colours, pigments, and paints: red

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Last update

22.10.2021