Ohne Titel, Günther Förg
Günther Förg
Ohne Titel
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Günther Förg

Ohne Titel, 2006


Dimensions
220.0 x 240.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
Inventory Number
DB050
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Patches of colour are lined up side by side on an unprimed canvas, creating a loose, open grid structure. The scale extends from pale shades of pink via warm ochre to sombre black. The act of painting is always visible: the first point of contact between brush and canvas, the movements of the brush and the determined removal of the brush at the end - a serial process that finds new expression in each brushstroke. Förg's pictures deal with the medium of painting, the relationship between canvas and what has been painted. He administers, structures, orders the heritage of Modernism, examines the formal textures of the pictures. Their content is colour, its intensity and style. His abstract forms of colour are the smallest carriers of meaning in the picture, from which words, sentences and stories are formed: an alphabet of painting.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts: Förg 06

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Sammlung Deutsche Bank im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

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

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Last update

02.12.2020