Head of a Child (V)

1998

Object

Artist

Gottfried Helnwein, Austrian, 1948-
Born: Vienna, Austria
Work Locations: Los Angeles, CA; Ireland

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2001.742

Medium/Technique

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

height: 63 in, 160.0200 cm; width: 42 1/8 in, 106.9975 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Caption

Gottfried Helnwein (German, born 1948 in Vienna, Austria. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Ireland)
Head of a Child (V), 1998
Oil and acrylic paint on canvas
63 x 48 1/8 in.
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.742. © Gottfried Helnwein

Extended Info

A photorealistic portrait painting of young girl with blonde hair and blue eyes looking directly at the viewer.  She has a solemn facial expression, and the left quarter side of her face is darkened by shadow.   Her face is very close to the foreground, making it large and somewhat confrontational.  The background is completely black.  
Born in 1948, Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna.

© Gottfried Helnwein

Exhibition History

  • "Focus: The Figure"—Denver Art Museum, 08/09/2008 - 02/2011