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Heligoland
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  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Arthur Segal (1875 - 1944)

  • TitleHeligoland
  • Date1923
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Leinwand
  • Dimensions101 x 130 cm (Bildmaß), 118 x 148 x 6 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signaturesigniert unten rechts: "A. Segal" - datiert unten links: "1923"
  • Inscriptionbezeichnet rückseitig: "Nr. 29"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 2424/81
  • CreditlineErworben aus Mitteln der Stiftung DKLB, Berlin, 1981
  • On DisplayYes
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How does a unified composition develop from an image and its frame? Painter Arthur Segal answered this question for himself in a new way around 1920. He reduced the objects portrayed in the image – houses, cliffs, boats – to flat surfaces and simple geometric forms, and then filled them with bright colours graduating from dark to light.

Arthur Segal worked on experiments with light together with artist Nikolaus Braun. These studies led him to produce his prismatic compositions from 1922 to 1925, in which each element of the image was treated as equally important. Segal transferred that principle to this painting as well, by making the frame into part of the overall motif.