Ohne Titel, Marwan (Marwan Kassab-Bachi)
Marwan (Marwan Kassab-Bachi)
Ohne Titel
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Dimensions
146.0 x 114.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2342
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

A frail man stands behind a balustrade in an empty space. His hands and the lower half of his body are concealed, his proportions distorted. The gaze of his left eye is strangely warped, while his right eye is being brutally pressed shut by a woman’s hand which appears from nowhere. The painting process remains evident, and the struggle for form made legible in the dynamic brushwork. Marwan distanced himself from the Informel tradition of his teacher, Hann Trier, and he would continue to paint surrogate figures which rendered his own inner moods and emotions visible on canvas.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: MARWAN 3/66

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Estate Marwan (Marwan Kassab-Bachi)
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

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Primary
Secondary
  • 41D223 clothing for the upper part of the body
Associative
  • 54AA4 Vehemence, Violence, Fierceness; 'Sforza con Inganno', 'Violenza' (Ripa)

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05.11.2019