Julius Bissier

16 July 1960 G

July 16, 1960

In 1953, Bissier, the German painter and draughtsman, began to paint compositions in egg-and-oil tempera, which he called ‘miniatures’. They are populated by entities which though abstract seem to allude to man-made objects and forms from nature. Like still-lifes they are infused with symbolic undercurrents.

Artist Julius Bissier
Original Title 16.Juli 60 G
Date July 16, 1960
Medium Egg and oil tempera on primed cotton canvas
Dimensions 15.3 x 21.5 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.25
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Work on paper

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