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Steeple infront of Rising Sun VII (Church in Schömberg)
  • © Urheberrechte am Werk erloschen
  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Stanislaw Kubicki (1889 - 1943)

  • TitleSteeple infront of Rising Sun VII (Church in Schömberg)
  • Dateum 1919
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Karton
  • Dimensions94 x 63 cm (Bildmaß), 97,6 x 67,2 x 4,2 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signatureunbezeichnet
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 6714/93
  • CreditlineSchenkung Karol Kubicki, 1992
  • On DisplayYes

Since the early days of modern art, architecture has been a frequent source of material for pictorial architecture, or composition. Representational motifs are woven into the structure of works consisting entirely of the basic elements of painting, such as colour, line and shape. Similarly, in Stanislaw Kubicki’s “Kirchturm vor aufgehender Sonne VII” we can pick out individual motifs such as a round-arch window or a church steeple. These are our key to recognising the composition – which is nothing but lines and patches of colour – as a representation of objects. The artist is letting the viewer share in creating the picture.

The motif of the Gothic church should be understood in the same spirit. In the 19th century, the construction of medieval churches began to be seen as a task to which everyone in society contributed. In Stanislaw Kubicki’s picture, the church is a symbol for the common effort of building a new society after the disaster of World War I. The rising sun, heralding this new dawn, supports this interpretation.