Still Life with Asparagus, Helene Beckerath
Helene Beckerath
Still Life with Asparagus
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Helene Beckerath

Still Life with Asparagus, ca. 1910 – 1920

53.5 x 64.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1035
Acquired in 1941 as transfer of the Frankfurter Künstlerförderung
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 3


About the Work

By purposefully directing the light, Helene von Beckerath succeeded in setting the scene for the white asparagus spears and a few everyday objects with suspense and to great effect. The chiaroscuro, the limited colour range and the fluid, fast brushwork show the artist’s preoccupation with French Impressionist painting, especially with the works of Edouard Manet. Yet, Dutch still lifes and Chardin’s work also resonate here.

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