Untitled, Fritz Winter
Fritz Winter
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Fritz Winter

Untitled, 1959

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


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.

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