Untitled (Genua Riot), Armin Boehm
Armin Boehm
Untitled (Genua Riot)
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Armin Boehm

Untitled (Genua Riot), 2007


Dimensions
200.0 x 276.0 x 4.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2256
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

The name of the painting – ‘Untitled (Genua Riot)’ – is all there is to provide a vague idea of what this amorphous surface area represents. Structuring the pictorial frame are specks of light of different sizes and degrees of brightness. The painterly black in the foreground and the reflections on the wet asphalt combine into an oppressive nocturne – an abstract pictorial surface almost without form. It is in the dark peripheries of cities that the dark sides of our urban lives are revealed. We are captivated as much by the sensual allure of those images as we are by their picturesque abysses.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Genua Riot) (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Armin Boehm
Acquisition
Acquired in 2008 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 44E2 street lighting
  • 22C5 reflection (light in general)
  • 46C161 automobile

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20.08.2019