Tower in the Park, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Tower in the Park
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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Tower in the Park, 1910 – 1912


Dimensions
76.0 x 84.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 56
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 1941
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Flaring brushstrokes in red, green, blue and yellow: only a tower stands out against the gay and luminous tangle of colour, which turns out to be a park when looked at more closely. Schmidt-Rotluff found this motif in the Frisian spa town of Dangast, where he spent his summers between 1907 and 1912. “Incredible, how glaring the colours are here – an intensity that is not matched by any pigment.”

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Tower in the Park
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: S. Rottluff

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 1941

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25I13 public gardens, park
  • 25I155 tower, clock tower ~ monumental adornment
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11.02.2020