William Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Art ➔ Flame or Obstinacy

Artwork

Identifier:
2008.482.1
Artist:
Arnulf Rainer
Medium:
Wax Crayon on Photograph
Date:
1970
Dimensions:

Description:
Graphite/pencil portrait marred with streaks and symbols made with orange, yellow, red, brown, black crayon.
Historical Context:
Arnulf Rainer is an Austrian painter and is internationally renowned for his abstract informal art. In his early years, Rainer was influenced by Surrealism. Deeply suspicious of rationality, he investigated the potential of dreams, madness and the subconscious. After 1954, Rainer's style evolved towards the destruction of forms, with black marring, layered painting, and masking of illustrations and photographs.
Credit:
Gift of the Zolla/ Lieberman Gallery, Inc., Chicago
Location Notes:
GVSU Storage; Room 140 (PDC); Box 93