Ohne Titel, Günter Fruhtrunk
Günter Fruhtrunk
Ohne Titel
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Günter Fruhtrunk

Ohne Titel, 1955


Dimensions
83.0 x 121.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on jute
Inventory Number
2375
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The tradition that Günter Fruhtrunk made use of here is obvious and nevertheless strangely foreign. The painting clearly reveals the influence of Russian Suprematism – the first abstract current, which emerged around the time of the October Revolution – yet here the harmony its originators strove for seems obsolete. As in the asymmetrical panel executed by Fruhtrunk a decade later, the eye seeks clarity and finds disconcertion. This dynamic, elusive image demonstrates how closely post-war German painting was indebted to early modern art.

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Title
Ohne Titel (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on jute
Material
Technique

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011

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Primary

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Last update

22.10.2020