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

o.T., 2013


Dimensions
160 x 220 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2437
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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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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KunstIStück – Wilhelm Sasnal: o.T.
KunstIStück – Wilhelm Sasnal, o.T., 2013, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V. Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/ot-1#yt

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07.06.2024