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June 16, 1961
In 1953, the German painter and draughtsman Julius Bissier 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.
|Original Title||16.6.61 K|
|Date||June 16, 1961|
|Medium||Egg and oil tempera on cotton primed canvas|
|Dimensions||13.8 x 23.5 cm|
|Credit line||Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012|
|Type||Work on paper|