Propping roots, copper beech, Fagus sylvatica, Fagaceae, Folkwang Auriga Publishing House;   attributed
Folkwang Auriga Publishing House
Propping roots, copper beech, Fagus sylvatica, Fagaceae
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Folkwang Auriga Publishing House attributed

Propping roots, copper beech, Fagus sylvatica, Fagaceae, ca. 1930


Blatt
16.8 x 23 cm
Gesamtmaße
17.1 x 22.3 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.2595
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The prop roots are protruding into the leaves like claws. The extreme detail adds a surreal, bizarre quality. Partial soft focus suggests that the leaves are moving. Thus Fuhrmann sought to transfer the vividness of the plant to the two-dimensional picture plane. The photographs oscillate between artistic composition and scientific research. Fuhrmann was convinced of natural philosophy and thought that man and nature were to be considered as a holistic being.

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Title
Propping roots, copper beech, Fagus sylvatica, Fagaceae
Publishing company
Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso oben Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Fagaceae; Fagus silvatica; Rotbuche; Stützwurzeln.
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: HYZ120215

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Gemeinsames Eigentum mit dem Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V.
Picture Copyright
© Folkwang-Auriga-Verlag
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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29.07.2022