Julius Bissier

27 July 1959

July 27, 1959

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 27.Juli 59
Date July 27, 1959
Medium Egg and oil tempera on primed cotton canvas
Dimensions 18.2 x 22.6 cm
Credit line Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012
Accession 2012.28
Collection Schulhof Collection
Type Work on paper

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