o.T., Wilhelm Sasnal
Wilhelm Sasnal
o.T.
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Wilhelm Sasnal

o.T., 2013


Dimensions
160.0 x 220.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2437
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 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 woman is lying on a bed with her head turned away from us. Her reddish brown hair, rendered in a surprisingly gestural manner, stands out organically, almost like a wound against the white sheet, the inky black furnishings and the light blue reflections of daylight. Here, Sasnal has depicted the seclusion of a private moment, producing an ambiguous and unsettling effect by not showing the woman’s face. Using photographs as his models, the artist paints everyday situations, often from a highly subjective viewpoint. With compositional simplicity, he creates a reality which we, the viewers, can associate with experiences of our own. At the same time, however, we find ourselves wondering what is actually going on in the painted scene.

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Basic Information

Title
o.T. (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Wilhelm Sasnal
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41A23 bedroom
  • 31B11 sleeping in bed
  • 31A236 lying figure
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
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16.09.2019