Ohne Titel (Überschwemmung), Dirk Skreber
Dirk Skreber
Ohne Titel (Überschwemmung)
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Dirk Skreber

Ohne Titel (Überschwemmung), 2000


Dimensions
290.0 x 170.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil and seliotape on canvas
Inventory Number
2338
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 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

A red lifeboat is irretrievably adrift in the dirty high water of the Oder River. The realistic distant aspect collides with the painter’s attention to detail. Horizontal grey stripes of tape only partly covered with paint result in abstract lines. The point of view is familiar from images of catastrophes. Dirk Skreber pits disturbance and fear against beauty and a desire for looking. ‘Untitled (Flood)’ shows the ambivalence of media images towards virtuality and reality. Formally, the interplay of abstraction and figuration in Skreber’s painting reflects this phenomenon.

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Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel (Überschwemmung) (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled (Flood)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil and seliotape on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H199 flood
  • 61D(ODER) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (ODER) (ODER)
  • 48C14111 bird's eye view ~ representation of building
  • 25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape
Secondary

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