Überzeugung, Asger Jorn
Asger Jorn
Überzeugung
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Asger Jorn

Überzeugung, 1964


Dimensions
60.0 x 73.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1266
Acquisition
Acquired in 1988
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

A few black brushstrokes delineate a profile. The overly long nose threatens to burst the format. Spontaneously, almost by chance, Asger Jorn peels the figure out of the colourful mixture of thickly applied paint. The Danish artist received his training in Classic Modernism. However, he criticises its dualist contrast between abstraction and figuration, image and object, reality and fiction. What interests him is the field of tension field in between. Jorn combines abstraction and figurative painting. Instead of, for example, giving up panel painting, as Minimal artists did, he subverts the painting from the inside, making it both informal and expressive, abstract and representational at the same time. Jorn's wide range of connections included membership of the CoBrA Group and the Situationist International, and he also regarded himself as a scientist, artist, philosopher and author.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Überzeugung (Original Title)
Title Translation
Conviction
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Donation Jorn, Silkeborg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1988

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 31A221(+3) head (human) (+ sideview, profile)
Secondary
  • 54C21 Persuasion; 'Persuasione' (Ripa)
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16.09.2019