Museum Folkwang
Mann im Matsch
  • Thomas Schütte
  • Mann im Matsch, 2009

  • Man in the Mud
  • Model, 1:10
  • Patinated cast bronze
  • 58 x 36 x 29 cm
  • Acquired in 2012 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein
  • Inv. P 319
  • CommentaryThomas Schütte devoted himself early on to figurative sculpture. The first variation of ›Mann im Matsch‹ (Man in Mud) was produced in 1982, showing the slightly awkward modeled figure of a man whose shins disappear into the ground, as if his feet had sunk down. With this work, Schütte has taken a small step toward the European tradition of sculpture—the public monument, the memorial—while simultaneously thematizing, through this rendering of getting stuck, his own artistic doubts as to whether it is even possible to come close to achieving this goal today.
  • Provenance2012, Künstler
    2012, Kauf vom Künstler, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 92,058
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 188
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Mann im Matsch
  • Obj_Title2_S: Man in the Mud
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg): Model, 1:10
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Mann im Matsch Man in the Mud Model, 1:10 Mann im Matsch Modell 1:10
  • Obj_Dating_S: 2009
  • Jahr von: 2,009
  • Jahr bis: 2,009
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 319
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 319
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: 58 x 36 x 29 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Patinated cast bronze
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Patinated cast bronze
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2012 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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2012, Künstler
2012, Kauf vom Künstler, Museum Folkwang, Essen