Positive Wassertropfen, Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke
Positive Wassertropfen
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Sigmar Polke

Positive Wassertropfen, 1983


Dimensions
180.0 x 150.0 cm
Physical Description
Lacquer and acrylic on industrially printed fabric
Inventory Number
SG 1259
Acquisition
Acquired in 1985
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Sigmar Polke painted pictures on top of pictures. More specifically, his works consist of various overlapping images. ‘Positive Waterdrops’ visualises a drop hitting a surface of water. The process-oriented quality of the occurrence is illustrated by the painted filmstrip whose frames depict the respective state of the falling drop in both positive and negative form. Polke paints on already existing images and patterns, such as those on decorative fabrics. In the realm of everyday life, entirely new meaning emerges through new combinations and further processing.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Positive Wassertropfen (Original Title)
Title Translation
Positive Waterdrops
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Lacquer and acrylic on industrially printed fabric
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© The Estate Sigmar Polke, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 1985

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 48C6241 reel of film
  • 48AA9833 flowers ~ ornament - AA - stylized
Secondary
  • 21D water (one of the four elements)

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Last update

24.11.2020