Museum Folkwang
Eines Garten
  • Ernst Wilhelm Nay
  • Eines Garten, 1952

  • Of a Garden
  • Oil on canvas
  • 100,5 x 124,5 cm
  • Acquired 1952 with the support of the City of Essen
  • Inv. G 228
  • CommentaryNext to Willi Baumeister and Fritz Winter, Ernst Wilhelm Nay is one of the most significant representatives of abstract painting in postwar Germany. Although the title ›Eines Garten‹ (Of a Garden) alludes to the concrete world, the genitive case already leads the beholder into a realm of intangibility: It remains unclear as to what the artist is referencing. What we see is a rhythmically expressive fabric of colors, forms, and lines. While they do make room for associations with a garden, the elements nonetheless elude classification as actual plants and growths, giving rise to an autonomous pictorial structure bound to the planar surface.
  • ProvenanceKünstler
    1952, Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Köln
    1952, Kauf bei Möller, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,422
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Eines Garten
  • Obj_Title2_S: Of a Garden
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Eines Garten Of a Garden Eines Garten
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1952
  • Jahr von: 1,952
  • Jahr bis: 1,952
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 228
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0228
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 100,5 x 124,5 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired 1952 with the support of the City of Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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1952, Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Köln
1952, Kauf bei Möller, Museum Folkwang, Essen