Museum Folkwang
Tennisspieler (Im blauen Oval)
  • Willi Baumeister
  • Tennisspieler (Im blauen Oval), 1935

  • Tennis Player (In the Blue Oval)
  • Mixed media with sand on canvas, covered in hardboard on the reverse side
  • 116 x 81 cm
  • Acquired in 1961 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein and the City of Essen
  • Inv. G 318
  • CommentaryStarting in 1933, Willi Baumeister devoted himself to the theme of sports, especially tennis. Influenced by the Surrealists, Baumeister also worked with organically functioning forms from nature or pneumatic constructs, as were to later become more pictoral in the Eidos series. In his work ›Tennis Player (In the Blue Oval)‹, Baumeister mixed sand into the paints, thus heightening, in synergy with the curved forms, the haptic and material feeling of the pictorial mindscape. He refrained, however, from providing immediate depictions of nature in favor of phantasmal spaces with exotic signs and materiality imbued with symbolism. The name-giving tennis player arises thus, not least through the associative capacity of the beholder.
  • ProvenanceNachlaß Baumeister
    1961, Galerie Michael Hertz, Bremen
    1961, Kauf bei Hertz, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,242
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Tennisspieler (Im blauen Oval)
  • Obj_Title2_S: Tennis Player (In the Blue Oval)
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Tennisspieler (Im blauen Oval) Tennis Player (In the Blue Oval) Tennisspieler (Im blauen Oval)
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1935
  • Jahr von: 1,935
  • Jahr bis: 1,935
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 318
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0318
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 116 x 81 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Mixed media with sand on canvas, covered in hardboard on the reverse side
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Mixed media with sand on canvas, covered in hardboard on the reverse side
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1961 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein and the City of Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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Nachlaß Baumeister
1961, Galerie Michael Hertz, Bremen
1961, Kauf bei Hertz, Museum Folkwang, Essen