Ohne Titel (Stadtcollagen, I), Amelie von Wulffen
Amelie von Wulffen
Ohne Titel (Stadtcollagen, I)
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Amelie von Wulffen

Ohne Titel (Stadtcollagen, I), 1999


Dimensions
65.5 x 94.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil paint, photographs on paper
Inventory Number
2264a
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 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

The starting point for Amelie von Wulffen's city collages is the urban architecture which she has photographed herself. These photographs are affixed to a surface and then processed pictorially: the artist alienates the perspective, adds abstract patterns and confronts the scene with quirky objects. The painted forms and unreal connections intervene in the relationship to reality of the supposedly objective photograph. The combination of photograph and painting is accompanied by a reflection on the characteristics of the medium concerned. The photographic reproduction of a situation which has been experienced may adequately record the place but not necessarily the memory. With this in mind, the artist sees painting as a suitable medium to equip photography with an authentic means of expression. During the chemical process of photography, real objects are registered on the light-sensitive material, just as the mood of the place and the memory of the artist are translated into the painting process. With regard to form, Wulffen reveals a wealth of references to Constructivism, Surrealism and Dadaism.

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  • 01:15
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  • 01:02
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  • 01:30
    Focus on material
  • Kunst nach 1945: Amelie von Wulffen
    Im Rahmen der Städel-Filmreihe "Kunst nach 1945" stellt Amelie von Wulffen (geboren 1966 in Breitenbrunn) ihre elfteilige Werkserie „Stadtcollagen" im Städel Museum vor, die Ende der 1990er-Jahre entstand. Was inspirierte die Künstlerin zu dieser Serie? Woher stammen die Fotografien, die sie für ihre Collagen verwendet -- und was haben sie mit ihrer eigenen Lebensgeschichte zu tun? In welchen Medien arbeitet Amelie von Wulffen noch? Diesen und weiteren Fragen spürt der Film nach. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de#youtube

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel (Stadtcollagen, I) (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled (City Collages, I)
Painter
Part Number / Total
1 / 11
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil paint, photographs on paper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Amelie von Wulffen
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V

Work Content

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Primary
  • 46B131 department store, supermarket
  • 61E(MÜNCHEN) names of cities and villages (MÜNCHEN)
  • 41A3 parts (of house or building)
Secondary
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints

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06.08.2019