Museum Folkwang
Ballett / Ballettgala
  • Holger Matthies
  • Ballett / Ballettgala, 2001

  • Ballet / Ballet Gala
  • Offset print
  • 59,3 x 84 cm
  • Printing Press F. Bahruth Offsetdruckerei, Hamburg-Reinbek
  • Acquired with support of the Stadt Essen and the Deutsche Plakat Forum e.V.
  • Inv. DPM 17212
  • CommentaryAll the dancers have taken off their shoes and thrown them on a pile. The travails of a long season can be felt, steam from body heat rises from the shoes. Matthies here chose an unusual moment of a show. Neither the radiating hero nor the loveliest pose nor the most spectacular scenes: instead he chose the moment when all the energy is used up, all excitement dissipated and a tired smile might be seen in the faces which signal satisfaction in spite of all the effort. Matthies is always looking for unusual images »for something«. As such, a fundamental permeation of the idea is as important as its formal realization. For this realization, Matthies has an unlimited palette of possibilities available which he applies not only with confidence but with virtuosity. The quality of this diversity is what has made him into one of the most reputed poster designers whose work is in demand far outside Germany as well.
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Deutsches Plakat Museum im Museum Folkwang
  • Obj_Title1_S: Ballett / Ballettgala
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 2001
  • Jahr von: 2,001
  • Jahr bis: 2,001
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 17212
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  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: 59,3 x 84 cm
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  • Obj_Technique_S: Offset print
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  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired with support of the Stadt Essen and the Deutsche Plakat Forum e.V.
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): F. Bahruth Offsetdruckerei, Hamburg-Reinbek
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

All the dancers have taken off their shoes and thrown them on a pile. The travails of a long season can be felt, steam from body heat rises from the shoes. Matthies here chose an unusual moment of a show. Neither the radiating hero nor the loveliest pose nor the most spectacular scenes: instead he chose the moment when all the energy is used up, all excitement dissipated and a tired smile might be seen in the faces which signal satisfaction in spite of all the effort. Matthies is always looking for unusual images »for something«. As such, a fundamental permeation of the idea is as important as its formal realization. For this realization, Matthies has an unlimited palette of possibilities available which he applies not only with confidence but with virtuosity. The quality of this diversity is what has made him into one of the most reputed poster designers whose work is in demand far outside Germany as well.