Ohne Titel, Per Kirkeby
Per Kirkeby
Ohne Titel
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Per Kirkeby

Ohne Titel, 1983


Dimensions
260.0 x 203.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2381
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

In Per Kirkeby’s painting, ice crystals detach themselves from the picture ground – an iridescent mix of green, brown and lilac, formed as if by sedimented layers of mosses, lichens and rocks. The colour structures are abstract but suggest organic matter. The Danish artist, who has a doctorate in geology, visualises the structures underlying the transient phenomena of reality. In a manner akin to the basic idea of structuralist theory, he is concerned with the interrelationships between things. The meaning of the overall structure points beyond that of its individual elements.

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

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Per Kirkeby
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D322 curved line
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints

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20.05.2020