Untitled, Liubov S. Popova
Liubov S. Popova
Untitled
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Liubov S. Popova

Untitled, 1915


Dimensions
72.0 x 71.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 72
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main since 2010
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Ljubov Popova lived to be only thirty-five, but she created such an impressive oeuvre within her short lifetime that she is today regarded as one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. This painting belongs to a group of works which became known as architectural paintings. In these works, we see for the first time Popova's increasing abandonment of objects, which eventually led her entirely towards abstraction. The artist consciously abandoned painting in 1921. Inspired by the ideas of the Russian Revolution, she devoted herself from then on to everyday design and stage design, which made theatrical history.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, seit 2010 Dauerleihgabe der Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main since 2010

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
Secondary
  • 49D341 irregular quadrilateral
  • 49D33 triangle (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 41A141 the usual house or row of houses
  • 25G3 trees
  • 24F firmament, sky

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20.05.2020