Kiefer, an old student of Beuys, initially made conceptual photographic works in which he mythologised artistic practice. But painting quickly gained the upper hand and he began to deal with grand myths from various cultures. This eventually led him to Richard Wagner, who adapted the medieval epic poem ‘Das Nibelungenlied’ (The Song of the Nibelungs) into a cycle of operas. This work is entitled ‘Notung’, the sword of the hero, Siegfried. Kiefer has given it a central place in a spartan attic space, the wooden beams of which are painted grain by grain.
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|Material and technique||Chalk, oil and paper on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 435.5 cm
Height 300.5 cm
Depth 4 cm
|Accession number||2975 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1978|
|Age artist||About 28 years old|
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Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Germany > Western Europe > Europe|
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