Rotklang, Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Rotklang
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Rotklang, 1962


Dimensions
240 x 190 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on canvas (probably oil, tempera, gum arabic partly mixed with each other)
Inventory Number
2095
Acquisition
Acquired in 1963 from the artist, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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The first impression made by Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s ‘disc paintings’ is one of dynamic movement. The edges are trimmed, so that the pictures seem to point beyond their edges. In this sense, Nay adopted the Abstract Expressionist ‘all-over’ approach. Concurrently with his theoretical reflections, his painting developed towards a two-dimensional abstraction with a rhythmical use of colour. Colour is at the heart of his design principles. In ‘Rotklang’, red, orange and yellow dominate, and there are accents of black and white along with glimpses of green and blue.

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Kunst|Stück – Ernst Wilhelm Nay: Rotklang
Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Ernst Wilhelm Nay: Rotklang (1962), Städel Museum Frankfurt. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de/highlights-der-sammlung#yt

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14.05.2024