Yellow Glow, Fritz Winter
Fritz Winter
Yellow Glow
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Fritz Winter

Yellow Glow, 1951


Keilrahmen
706 x 1049 x 28 mm
Blatt
701 x 1042 mm
Physical Description
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
Inventory Number
17915
Object Number
17915 Z
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a bequest from Ulrike Crespo from the Karl Ströher Collection
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Here Fritz Winter painted various irregular overlapping and interlocking colour shapes on a sheet of smooth paper mounted on canvas. The brushwork is for the most part fine and glazed, but in some places the artist created a rich, relief-like texture with pure paint. A dynamic meshwork takes shape between the haptically variegated surfaces, between form and colour. Winter, who was strongly influenced by Paul Klee at the Dessau Bauhaus, thus translated the secret workings of nature, of the world, into an abstract composition.

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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07.06.2024