Stylit II, Gotthard Graubner
Gotthard Graubner
Stylit II
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Gotthard Graubner

Stylit II, 1968


Dimensions
200.0 x 130.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on synthetic on foam
Inventory Number
2393
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert with the support of Michael Hilti. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

In the 1968 work ‘Stylite II’, the image becomes a three-dimensional object. Painting expands forcefully into the space around it, almost threatening to burst. This major early work by Graubner is one of a group of three shown at documenta 4 in Kassel that year. With its perfectly white surface, it is, for all its tactile quality, a classic expression of ‘Noli me tangere’, touch me not. ‘Stylite II’ is both an autonomous painting and a spatial object belonging to our world. It is at once purist and physical and, through its upright form, provides the viewer with a vis-à-vis.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Stylit II (Original Title)
Title Translation
Stylite II
Painter (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on synthetic on foam
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert with the support of Michael Hilti. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

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Main Motif
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Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D34 quadrilateral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white
  • 22C4(GREY) colours, pigments, and paints (GREY)

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01.07.2019