o.T.  (Diagonaler Bruch), Günter Fruhtrunk
Günter Fruhtrunk
o.T. (Diagonaler Bruch)
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Günter Fruhtrunk

o.T. (Diagonaler Bruch), 1963 – 1964


Dimensions
23.0 x 22.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil and casein on chipboard
Inventory Number
2258
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

With its combination of geometry and Op Art, the painting irritates and provokes the eye. The stripes of colour rammed one against the other cause optical tension, while a diagonal cuts the composition in half. A dynamic spatial structure emerges from the surface and the painting opens up to the surrounding space. Its form is no longer dictated by the underlying square of the picture support; rather, the energised bands of colour virtually break through the formerly closed surface. They turn the small work into the first European ‘shaped canvas’ – a painting whose contour is derived from its composition.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
o.T. (Diagonaler Bruch) (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled (Diagonal Break)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil and casein on chipboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
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 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D321 straight line
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
Secondary

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Last update

03.11.2020