Louvre 3, Paris 1989, Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth
Louvre 3, Paris 1989
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Thomas Struth

Louvre 3, Paris 1989, 1989 (2012)


Blatt
155.0 x 172.0 cm
Physical Description
C-Print
Inventory Number
DZF 48
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Before people began to appear in his photographs, Thomas Struth trained his camera on facades and empty streets, where passers-by would slowly appear. Struth began "sculpting with light" in 1976, when the apprentice artist broke off his study of the painterly aspects of surface under Gerhard Richter, in order to attend the class of Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art and practise how to photograph the actual state of things through the eyes of a painter. During his scholarship year in New York, he would gaze into the early-morning emptiness of the canyons between the buildings of the Big Apple. He later did the same in Paris with its rows of apartment houses, high-rise buildings like pile-dwellings (totems), historic city districts - and then, gradually, the views of the city's busy streets and public squares. When Struth abandoned these in order to penetrate into the interiors of houses and to photograph upper-class families in poses they chose themselves, he also produced at the same time the famous series in which he observed the public in the great museums. Here, Struth's camera approaches the visitors in the same way as they approach the paintings: with interest and fascination, but also with a certain astonishment and indifference, and a degree of exhaustion and obliviousness. The portraitist remained at a distance.

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  • Kunst|Stück – Dialog der Meisterwerke: Gegenwartskunst
    Das Kunst|Stück zur Ausstellung "Dialog der Meisterwerke" zeigt, wie Thomas Struths Museumsbilder das Erlebnis des Ausstellungsbesuchs spiegeln und das Betrachten von Bildern im Museum ins Zentrum rücken. Dialog der Meisterwerke. Hoher Besuch zum Jubiläum (7. Oktober 2015 bis 24. Januar 2016): http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/ausstellungen/dialog-der-meisterwerke#yt Die Ausstellung „Dialog der Meisterwerke. Hoher Besuch zum Jubiläum“ wurde gefördert durch die DZ Bank als Corporate Sponsor und die Förderer Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain gGmbH, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne sowie der Kulturstiftung der Länder. -------------------------- Für Untertitel klicken Sie bitte auf das Untertitel-Symbol am rechten unteren Rand des Videos. / For subtitles please click the captions icon at the bottom of the video.
  • Kunst nach 1945: Thomas Struth
    Thomas Struth (*1954) beschreibt hier wie es zu seinen "Museumsbildern" kam. Was für Verbindungen entsteht durch die Fotografie zwischen Besucher und Kunstwerk? Vom 26. April bis 13. August 2017 sind Arbeiten des Künstlers in der Ausstellung "Fotografien werden Bilder. Die Becher-Klasse" zu sehen. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/fotografien-werden-bilder#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Louvre 3, Paris 1989 (Original Title)
Photographer (male)
Serial Number / Edition
10 / 10
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
C-Print
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Thomas Struth
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Medial Picture Elements
  • Tizian: Ländliches Konzert, 1509, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: Mann mit dem Handschuh, 1520-1522, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: Jupiter and Anthiope oder die Venus von Pardo, 1535-1540, um 1560 überarbeitet, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: Abendmahl in Emmaus, ca. 1535, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: François Ier , 1535-1540, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: Die Madonna mit dem Kaninchen, 1525-1530, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tizian: Maria mit dem Kinde, dem Hl. Stephan, Hl. Hieronymus und Hl. Mauritius, ca. 1520, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Veronese: Die Jungfrau und das Kind mit Hl. Justine und Hl. Georg und einem Benediktiner, Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Tintoretto: Studie zum Paradies für den Dogenpalast, Venedig, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 61F(LOUVRE) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (LOUVRE)
  • 48A821 permanent exhibition, museum
  • 48C1412 interior ~ representation of a building
  • 31A235 sitting figure
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