Phone call III, Rainer Fetting
Rainer Fetting
Phone call III
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Rainer Fetting

Phone call III, 1984


Dimensions
229.0 x 183.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2333
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 as a gift from Rainer Fetting
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The nude man in a dark, undefined space is exposed to the viewer's gaze. With arms outstretched, the slender body is leaning backwards against a bright yellow item of furniture, which transitions into abstract painting. His head is inclined and his legs are crossed casually as he gazes at his genitals. Between his left shoulder and his ear, he has clamped the receiver of a white telephone, the cable spiralling down his dark upper body. The picture wavers between external description and introspection. Rainer Fetting is a member of a group of West Berlin artists who, since the late 1970s, have brought about a revival of figuration in post-war painting. They record their own living environment, which is characterised by the scene, the big city and the spirit of the times.

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Title
Phone call III (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Picture Copyright
© Rainer Fetting
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010 as a gift from Rainer Fetting

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Primary
  • 61B2(CADOGAN, Desmond)1 historical person (CADOGAN, Desmond) - historical person(CADOGAN, Desmond) portrayed
  • 31A14(+52) human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude (+ leaning)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31A2627 standing, leaning, sitting or lying with legs crossed
  • 46E62 telephone
  • 22C4(YELLOW) colours, pigments, and paints: yellow

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05.11.2019