Schlafende Vögel, Bertram Jesdinsky
Bertram Jesdinsky
Schlafende Vögel
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Bertram Jesdinsky

Schlafende Vögel, 1984


Dimensions
180.3 x 150.4 cm
Rahmen
183.8 x 153.8 cm
Physical Description
Dispersion on nettle
Inventory Number
2522
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Jesdinsky’s seemingly cheerful formal language is derived from comic books and opens a perspective onto a pessimistic scenario regarding the future: stacked washing machines ceaselessly pump dirty water into the seascape; skyscrapers are literally on the verge of being submerged. Already at the end of the 1970s, Jesdinsky made a name for himself with graffiti painting. With his simple pictorial cosmos frequently derived from the animal world, he confronts intellectualised Concept Art with a legible but fantastical world which seems to have arisen from the realm of fable. Only a closer look reveals the ironical-critical aspect which issues a challenge to our (visual) habits, our everyday life.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Schlafende Vögel (Original Title)
Title Translation
Sleeping birds
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Dispersion on nettle
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions
  • 25F animals
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
Secondary
  • 47D62 machine driven by electricity
  • 29 surrealia, surrealistic representations
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Last update

24.11.2020