Untitled, Fritz Winter
Fritz Winter
Untitled
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Fritz Winter

Untitled, 1959


Blatt
175 x 242 mm
Physical Description
Tempera on wove paper
Inventory Number
17917
Object Number
17917 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Throughout his career, Winter took a rather dim view of the use of controlled chance in the painting process. In this little drawing as well, he placed the individual formal elements very deliberately in response to one another. The red, amorphous form at the lower left accordingly appears again in black, and larger, at the upper right and yet again like a faint echo in the hazy section in between. The artist thus balanced the composition and created a harmonious relationship between the individual pictorial forces.

About the Acquisition

The Städel Museum has the photographer, psychotherapist, philanthropist, and long-time Frankfurt resident Ulrike Crespo (1950–2019) to thank for more than ninety works ranging from classical modernism to American pop art. The paintings, drawings, and prints by Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet, Cy Twombly, and others originally belonged to the holdings of her grandfather, the Darmstadt-based industrialist Karl Ströher (1890–1977), who amassed an extensive art collection after World War II.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Tempera on wove paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): FWinter 59
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 22C4(RED) colours, pigments, and paints: red
Secondary
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black
  • 49D36 circle (~ planimetry, geometry)

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Slg. Matschinsky, München
an Karl Ströher (1890-1977), Darmstadt, 1960
Nachlass Karl Ströher, 1977
an seine Enkelin Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 2019.

Information

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Last update

07.12.2022