Untitled, Hann Trier
Hann Trier
Untitled
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Hann Trier

Untitled, 1964


Blatt
757 x 636 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour on slightly yellowish wove paper
Inventory Number
17124
Object Number
17124 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

From around 1954 onwards, Hann Trier preferred to paint with a brush in each hand. In the process, he moved the brushes back and forth, away from and towards the centre of his body, now more rapidly, now more slowly. “I dance with the brushes”[1], is how he described his technique. In the early 1960s, he came to favour broader brushstrokes and lighter hues, as seen in this watercolour. The composition resembles that of Trier’s painting Boreas of 1965. In Greek mythology, ""Boreas"" is the name of the north wind that brings the cold and snow of winter. The abstract composition conveys the force and dynamic of that wind, but also a sense of lightness and airiness.

[1] Hann Trier: Bemerkungen zu Bildern. Text zur Ausstellung der Galerie Nickel, Bad Godesberg 1968, printed in:

Hann Trier. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphiken 1951–1972, Exh.-Cat., Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn

1972, p. 42.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Watercolour on slightly yellowish wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts (mit dem Pinsel in Hellgrün): hTrier 64
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Kunststiftung Hann Trier / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Sammlung Margarethe und Klaus Posselt, Frankfurt/Bonn
Schenkung an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2011.

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Last update

11.08.2020