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Still Life with Wine Glass, Fish and Lemons, 1929

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Oil on canvas
69×48 cm

Artists

  • Gerhart Frankl

    (Vienna 1901‒1965 Vienna)

Currently on display at UG2
The wine glass is empty, the two grilled fish lie untouched on the plate, between bright red lemons. A butter knife on the tabletop points out of the picture space. The pieces of fruit flash up, colorfully and brightly, against the monochromatic bare room that Gerhart Frankl (1901–1965) unfolds in his 1929 Still Life with Wine Glass, Fishes and Lemons. As in the case of Still Life with Lobster one can see that Frankl thought of the Old Masters and Baroque painting as objects of study in his artistic exploration. He loosens up the earlier work by removing the scarlet-red lobster and a bowl from the composition. Like with his teacher Anton Kolig (1886–1950), color is not used as a means of object representation; rather, the objects represented serve as projection surfaces for his color and compositional experimentation.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Gerhart Frankl
Title
Still Life with Wine Glass, Fish and Lemons
Date
1929
Art movement
Expressionism
Category
Painting
Material​/technique
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
69×48 cm
Signature
Signed and dated upper right (stamp): GerhFrankl 29
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2094
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Gertrude Schmitz, Kaltenleutgeben (vor 1962);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1962-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Annotierter Ausstellungskatalog des Belvedere „Gerhard Frankl zum 60. Geburtstag“, Wien 1962, S. 8, Nr. 16

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