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Passage der Zukunftplanetoiden [Hearts of the Revolutionaries: Passage of the Planets of the Future]
© DACS 2015

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Passage der Zukunftplanetoiden [Hearts of the Revolutionaries: Passage of the Planets of the Future] 1955

On Display Modern Two

  • Artist Rooms
The choice of red for this painting would seem like an obvious one, reflecting both the heart and the virtues of honour and courage of the revolutionary in the title of the piece. Red also represents socialism, a belief of Beuys which became central to his later work. However, the colour red is used sparingly and symbolically in the artist's work, and here it makes a bold statement on life, vitality and the future. The inclusion of the round shape to represent a planet brings an astronomical element into the work.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00103
  • Medium Watercolour on card
  • Size 29.60 x 49.00 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008