Höhere Wesen Befahlen: rechte obere Ecke schwartz malen!

Sigmar Polke


Painting, 151.3 x 126.1 cm.
Materials: synthetic paint, canvas

Collection: Collection VAM, Eindhoven (Inv. no. 0767).

Sigmar Polke creates paintings with a nod to current ideas about the origins of artistic inspiration. What is divine, is decided in the human psyche, or is it located in the chemistry of the human body? Polke thinks that when he paints on the canvas creates a relationship of forces which he can not control and that the painting his own destiny. 'Höhere Wesen befahlen...' is primarily an ironic reference to the German romantic tradition in which the 'higher' plays an important role.

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