Lyonel Feininger:
Painting “The Grutz Tower in Treptow on Rega" (1928) in frame


Lyonel Feininger:
Painting “The Grutz Tower in Treptow on Rega" (1928) in frame

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Reproduction | Solid wood framing | Passe-partout | Glazed | Format 71,2 x 82.7 cm

Lyonel Feininger: Painting “The Grutz Tower in Treptow on Rega" (1928) in frame

During his stay at the Baltic Sea, Feininger discovered also the Hinterland of Rega estuary. The river surrounds Treptow in West Pomerania, from three sides. The German-American painter composed his painting based on the medieval Grutz Tower, parts of the town wall and neighboring houses. However, the blue of the background river and the bright sky are penetrating the urban theme, despite the presence of buildings. With his prismatic surfaces, Feininger makes visible the interactions among various perception levels.

Original: Oil on canvas, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt.


High-quality reproduction in exquisite solid wood framing, with mat, glazed. Format 71.2 x 82.7 cm.

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Lyonel Feininger is known for its Cubism and the art of Robert Delaunay's excited road, cities and ship representations that are made of prismatic broken forms.

The painter and graphic artist was born in 1871 in New York, son of German musicians. At the age of 16 he had joined his parents at a concert tour for the first time in Germany and remained there to study applied arts at Hamburg school and later at the Royal Academy in Berlin. After studying in Paris, he lived and worked for many years in Germany, where he was close to the artist group "Blue Rider" and since 1919 coined as master for the graphic arts workshops, at "Bauhaus" in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin.

Feininger, carried out most clearly in addition to Schlemmer, the fine ideal of the Bauhaus. For him, the starting point is not the human figure, but the architecture, the strict geometric design of the forms, that he witnessed in the Gothic style churches. His studies of German town’s architecture justified his light-flooded, prismatic style that should be a model for many.

Feininger first focused on German urban landscapes and churches. In the time of National Socialism Feininger's works were officially classified as "degenerate", which led him to return to New York City in 1937. There, he create his famous impressions of the architecture of Manhattan and New York City.

Modern art movement. The term comes from the Latin word cubus = cube. The Cubists were inspired by a statement made by Paul Cézanne accoording to which the reality could be reduced to the cube, cone and ball. In terms of presentation they focused on the various perspectives of the image object.

Masters of Cubism are Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger. Alexander Archipenko is a sculptor among the Cubists.

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