Untitled, Karl Otto Götz
Karl Otto Götz
Untitled
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Karl Otto Götz

Untitled, 1957


Blatt
648 x 500 mm
Physical Description
Gouache (distemper?) in purple and black on white cardboard
Inventory Number
17110
Object Number
17110 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

For this drawing, Karl Otto Götz chose very smooth cardboard that did not absorb the paint as quickly, thus allowing the gouache paint to glide across the surface better. He began by priming the surface with glue. Next, he used a brush to paint a purple band into which he then very quickly and energetically worked black paint. Finally, he took the squeegee in hand and, with angular sweeps, pushed the paint aside, re-exposing the cardboard ground. By these means he succeeded in interweaving the dynamic forms with one another and integrating the ‘background’ into the composition. “There are no longer isolated forms, but rather each formal element blends with the neighbouring ones; everything is interrelated”[1], Götz later explained.

[1] K. O. Götz. Erinnerungen und Werk, Band Ib, Düsseldorf 1983, p. 957

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Gouache (distemper?) in purple and black on white cardboard
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten mittig (mit Pinsel in schwarzer Gouache): K. O. Götz; verso signiert und datiert: K. O. Götz / 1957
Captions Added Later
Verso runder Sammlungsstempel in Blau: SAMMLUNG*RISSA GÖTZ (nicht bei Lugt)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts

Research and Discussion

Provenance

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

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Last update

15.02.2021