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Red Chimneys, 1924

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Oil on canvas
47.3×63 cm

Artists

  • Gerhart Frankl

    (Vienna 1901‒1965 Vienna)

Currently on display at UG2
The last light of day vaguely illuminates the subdued dark blue roofs and sand-colored facades from which the deep brick-red chimneys stand out like towers of light. Black outlines keep in Gerhart Frankl’s (1901–1965) painting Red Chimneys of 1924 the view over the city within the bounds of representationalism. Without the contouring linework, everything would be dissolving in expressive constructions of color and form. It relates with the roofs, which Frankl articulated even more experimentally in color in Roofs with Chimneys, Mountains in the Background and with his beacon Paul Cézanne (1839–1906).

Object data

Artist/author
  • Gerhart Frankl
Title
Red Chimneys
Date
1924
Art movement
Expressionism
Category
Painting
Material​/technique
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
47.3×63 cm
Signature
Signed and dated lower right: Frankl 24
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2100
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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Provenance

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