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Still Life in Front of Round Window, c. 1930

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
59.1×53 cm


  • Franz Wiegele

    (Nötsch im Gailtal 1887–1944 Nötsch im Gailtal)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This still life shows a narrow space: In the recess of a small, round window, a bowl with fruit and a vase with roses have been arranged. Rural buildings can be seen in the view in the background. The incidence of light suggests bright sunshine, making the individual pieces of fruit stand out and gleam. The painting style of Franz Wiegele (1887–1944), a member of the Nötscher Kreis, relies on tightly grouped strokes that dominate the composition in individual patches of color. Coloration is a central theme in his oeuvre. In the course of the 1920s he achieved a synthesis of traditional image ideas and modern styles of execution. On 17th December 1944, his home and studio in Nötsch were bombed. Wiegele was fatally injured and many of his works were destroyed in the attack.

Object data

  • Franz Wiegele
Still Life in Front of Round Window
c. 1930
Art movement
Expressionism, Nötsch Circle
Oil on canvas
59.1×53 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 563
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Walter und Stefi Schulthess-Geyer, Zürich (vor 1927 bis 1957); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Richard Milesi, Franz Wiegele. Oeuvre-Katalog von Elisabeth Reichmann-Endres, Klagenfurt 1957, S. II (o. Abb.); Gerbert Frodl / Elisabeth Brandstätter (Hg.), Franz Wiegele, Salzburg 2007, S. 16.

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