Stoffbild, Blinky Palermo
Blinky Palermo
Stoffbild
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Blinky Palermo

Stoffbild, 1970


Dimensions
200.0 x 70.0 cm
Physical Description
Dyed linen-weave cotton backed by untreated cotton
Inventory Number
SG 1263
Acquisition
Acquired in 1987
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Blinky Palermo’s ‘Cloth Picture’ consists of precisely the material identified by the title: industrially dyed cloth, stretched on a frame. Yet the arrangement of the pieces of cloth and the size of their surfaces in relation to one another create the impression of a horizon. Blue above, grey below. References to landscape painting are not far-fetched. Above all, however, Palermo’s ‘Cloth Picture’ bears an affinity to American Minimal Art. The latter uses industrially manufactured materials, and its works mean nothing beyond what they are – in this case, cloth of two colours, sewn together. Again and again, Palermo broke with the conventions of the tradition panel painting. In the industrially dyed cloth, colour and surface – in classical terms, the paint and the canvas – form an inseparable unity. The painting is the figure, the wall its background. Artistic traditions are questioned here in a poetic manner.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Stoffbild (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled (Fabric Painting)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Dyed linen-weave cotton backed by untreated cotton
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert verso auf dem Nesselstoff unten links mit Filzstift: Palermo `70

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1987

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
Secondary
Associative
  • 24F firmament, sky
  • 25 earth, world as celestial body

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16.09.2019