Komposition, Karl Otto Götz
Karl Otto Götz
Komposition
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Karl Otto Götz

Komposition, 1956


Dimensions
61.0 x 71.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
Inventory Number
2354
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe and Klaus Posselt
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

A surging wave crashes down from the painting’s upper edge and swirls around the centre in a black and white vortex. Its circular course bursts the work’s bounds, abruptly changes direction and, at right angles to the vortex’s diagonal plane, rushes out at the bottom right. The lively dynamic achieved by the rapid execution is most evident in the variation. In these paintings, executed with a squeegee – a wooden tool with a rubber blade – the destruction of form and material by throwing, scratching and smearing the paint reflects the urge of Art Informel to dissolve classical formal elements.

About the Acquisition

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
Komposition (Original Title)
Title Translation
Composition
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts: K.O. Götz

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 as a gift from Margarethe and Klaus Posselt

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
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Last update

24.11.2020