Der Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten (1987) by Markus Luepertz

Der Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten - 1987 - by Markus Luepertz

Artwork Information

TitleDer Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten
ArtistMarkus Luepertz
Date1987
MediumOil And Crayon On Corrugated Cardboard And Wood
Dimensions94 7/8 x 61 13/16 in. (241 x 157 cm)
Current LocationPrivate Collection, Rome

About Der Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten

Markus Lüpertz, a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and writer known for his archaic monumentality, created the painting “Der Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten” in 1987. This painting is oil on canvas and is in the artist’s frame. It features close-up views of heads and faces within the picture plane. Lüpertz’s work often seamlessly blends figuration and abstraction.

The painting was estimated to sell for 30,000 – 40,000 GBP at a Christie’s auction. It showcases Lüpertz’s mastery of technique as well as his imagination. Through this piece of art, one can appreciate how he uses bold colors to create contrast to convey emotion.

This is Lüpertz’s first major museum retrospective in the United States which makes it an important part of his overall body of work. Visitors will have a chance to experience his creative brilliance through the display of some of his significant artworks that spanned over several decades.

Overall Markus Lüpertz’s painting “Der Heilige Franziskus Verhindert Die Vernichtung Der Ratten” shows his ability to capture emotion with well thought-out techniques through vivid colors which make him stand out from other artists.

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