Painting on Glass II or Blue Disc, Walter Dexel
Walter Dexel
Painting on Glass II or Blue Disc
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Walter Dexel

Painting on Glass II or Blue Disc, 1928


Dimensions
46.5 x 39.6 cm
Physical Description
Reverse painting on glass in artist frame
Inventory Number
2454
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
On display

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About the Work

In addition to his profession as a free artist, Walter Dexel also worked in typography and advertising. During the interwar years, his works combined ideas derived from Constructivism with a keen interest in industrial design. ‘Painting on Glass II’ is characterised by its geometric formal repertoire and its nuanced palette: red bars, a light blue semicircle and black and white hooks jointly create a complex pictorial architecture. The technique of reverse glass painting dates back to the Gothic period. It is with such abstract images that Dexel translated this traditional genre into a radically modernist form of expression.

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Title
Painting on Glass II or Blue Disc
Painter
Backside
House with Onion Tower (Fragment)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Reverse painting on glass in artist frame
Material
Technique

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Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Nachlass Walter Dexel
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D342(RECTANGLE) regular quadrilateral (RECTANGLE)
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20.08.2019