Image series 44 / 2023: Genre: Relief

In Colour

29 October 2023 | By: Bettina Pfleging

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Located somewhere between painting and sculpture, the relief is bound to the wall surface, often projecting far into the room. Artists have used and continue to use it to experiment and take up independent positions. Even in antiquity, reliefs were painted to make them look more plastic. Artists in the 19th century designed them in several colours by painting the material before the work or the finished object, or by selecting materials with a special colourfulness.
With around 130 exhibits by over 100 artists from Europe and the USA, the exhibition takes a look at the forms of relief from 1800 to the 1960s in twelve thematic chapters.

„OUTSTANDING! The Relief from Rodin to Taeuber-Arp“
13 October 2023 to 25 February 2024, Hamburger Kunsthalle


Adolf von Hildebrand. Dionysos-Relief, Krailing; Farbdiasammlung, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte


Henri Cros. Médaillon: Jeanine Dumas, 19th century, polychromy (technique) relief (sculpture) wax, Paris; RMN Musée d’Orsay, Réunion des musées nationaux


Paul Gauguin. Die Sängerin (Portrait der Valérie Roumi), 1880, Gips, Kopenhagen; Imago, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte


Jean Pougny. Relief, Ausschnitt, 1915, Holzelemente, Öl auf Leinwand, 64 × 81 cm, Paris; HeidICON – Europäische Kunstgeschichte, Ruprecht-Karl-Universität Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek


Jean Arp. Dada Relief / Relief Dada, 1916, Holz bemalt, 24 × 18,5 cm, Basel; Bild & Kunst Eichstätt, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Lehrstuhl für Kunstgeschichte


Wassilij Jermilow. Relief, 1923/1924, Öl, Holz, Metall, 77,5 × 77,5 cm, Zürich; ArteMIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kunsthistorisches Institut


Lajos de Ébneth. Relief, 1925, Holz, farbig gefasst, 62 × 52 × 11 cm, Berlin; Imago, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte


Henryk Stazewski. Relief 17, 1967, Acryl, Metall, Holz, 75 × 75 cm, Łódź; Bildarchiv des Kompetenzzentrums für Kulturerbe, Universität Paderborn, Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturerbe