Ohne Titel, Fred Thieler
Fred Thieler
Ohne Titel
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Fred Thieler

Ohne Titel, 1959


Blatt
760 x 535 mm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oil and water basis on wove paper
Inventory Number
17123
Object Number
17123 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

As he developed a need for freer movement while drawing or painting, Fred Thieler came to regard the technique of his Scraper Paintings – of which "RS 6/57" of 1957 (Städel Museum, Inv. Nr. 17121) is an example – as limiting. Around 1959/60, he accordingly began to use more fluid painting and drawing mediums, as in this untitled work. He poured the paint onto the paper, allowed it to blend and even actively facilitated the fusion with a brush or small stick. On the one hand, this process took its course uncontrolled by the artist; at the same time, he intervened in the composition by adding new paint here and there as he saw fit. His artistic approach thus combined chance and deliberation.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel
Draughtsman
Verso
Li 61/34 [blotted out]
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oil and water basis on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): F. Thieler 59.; verso signiert, datiert und bezeichnet oben: F. Thieler 76 x 53 / 1959, Gr. R. / 59 [unleserlich, eingekreist] und bedruckt mit einer Lithografie [durchgestrichen]
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Sammlung Margarethe und Klaus Posselt, Frankfurt/Bonn
Schenkung an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2011.

Information

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Last update

15.02.2021