Stern, Neo Rauch
Neo Rauch
Stern
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Neo Rauch

Stern, 2001


Blatt
2960 x 2000 mm
Physical Description
Oil on paper
Inventory Number
DB103
Object Number
DB103 Z
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

Texts

About the Work

Representational motifs in a surreal pictorial space: it takes a moment to visually absorb the individual elements, such as the bar with the green stools on the right and the building complexes presented on the left as small models under glass domes. Three men are busy with a wooden-slat construction, from which they will apparently create an oversized star. The ostensibly representational pictorial elements are somewhat distracting. Furthermore, the strongly aligning perspective constructions of the space contradict our sensory experience. Neo Rauch deals in internal pictures, including allegories with links to contemporary society, which - like the one here - are difficult to decipher.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Stern (Original Title)
Title Translation
Star
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet am rechten Bildrand: STERN

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig / Berlin und Zwirner, New York / London / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C1412 interior ~ representation of a building
  • 46A17 working class, labourers
Secondary
  • 47G41 scaffold (~ building activities)
  • 41A7211 stool
  • 49L12(STERN) Roman script; scripts based on the Roman alphabet (STERN)
  • 25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape
  • 25I43 factory in landscape

Research and Discussion

Research

Old Inventory Number
K20010039

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20.08.2019