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Title

Gebot

2002

Artist

Neo Rauch

Germany

18 Apr 1960 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    [Gebot translates as: law; rule; commandment; precept; decree; requirement; bid; command]
    Date
    2002
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    250.0 x 210.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r, oil paint "RAUCH/ 02".

    Credit
    On loan from private collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2007.12
    Copyright
    © Neo Rauch/Bild-Kunst. Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Neo Rauch

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Neo Rauch is a leading member of a group of artists based in Leipzig who came to prominence after the collapse of the Soviet Regime. His paintings have a dry looking surface that avoids the luxurious gloss associated with oil paint. The incidents in the painted surface such as breaks in the surface, splatters and abrasions are deliberately applied to create a weathered aged surface. The style of the images seems to have been borrowed from antiquated cartoon magazines and yet their nightmarish and claustrophobic atmosphere lends them a surreal effect. They evidently capture the stifling atmosphere of the old Soviet system in Germany.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Something living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Aug 2017–11 Feb 2018

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