Hotel Corridor, Auguste Chabaud
Auguste Chabaud
Hotel Corridor
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Auguste Chabaud

Hotel Corridor, ca. 1907 – 1908

105 x 76 cm
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Oil on cardboard
Inventory Number
LG 54
On permanent loan from a private collector since 1999
Not on display


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The key to Room 12 is in the lock on the outside of the door. Someone is leaving the hotel in a hurry; a shoe can still be seen on the stairs. Strips of red carpet run down the landing like two intersecting highways. Anyone dashing along the carpet to escape the strange grey smoke emerging from the narrow corridor will fall into the black hole in the foreground. Auguste Chabaud belonged to the artistic circle around Henri Matisse. The hotel corridor in his painting is a symbol of the empty and yet hectic big city - an eerie place where people are in danger of getting lost.

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KunstIStück – Auguste Chabaud: Hotelflur
KunstIStück – Auguste Chabaud: Hotelflur, ca. 1907-1908, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz 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.

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