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Current exhibitions

Filmstills aus Mark Leckeys „Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore“ (1999) Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Mark Leckey

Forever Young Jubiläumsausstellung 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst München Exhibition

Forever Young – 10 Years Museum Brandhorst

Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Michael Krebber

R.H. QuaytmanThe Origin of the Sauromatei, 2016UAB 1065 Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: R.H. Quaytman

Current events

Exhibition guided tour |

MVHS I Forever Young - 10 Years Museum Brandhorst

Guided tour for children |

Children’s Tour “Art Expedition – All Kids on Board!”

Themed tour |

Long live painting! Painting from the 1960s to today

Cy TwomblyUntitled (Bacchus), 2005UAB 488 Exhibition guided tour |

Cy Twombly

Themed tour |

Cy Twombly

Charline von Heyl


  • Year2015
  • MaterialAcrylic, pencil, and rice paste on canvas
  • Dimensions208.5 x 198 cm
  • Year of acquisition2015
  • Inventory numberUAB 1026
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

The long title of the work, Spoudaiogeloion, derives from Greek and is a combination of the words for “serious” (spoudaion) and “comical” (geloion). The term refers to a literary genre that stylistically fuses these two opposites. Spoudaiogeloion first appeared in Greek comedy, where serious political and ethical issues were wrapped up in comical plays. Today's satire also stems from this origin.

Charline von Heyl’s paintings also combine visual elements with contrasting moods. Thus, the background of the image is defined by matte, pastel, almost transparent color fields that, drawn over with pencil in places, evoke associations with individual body parts or even a face. Yellow and orange painted abstract forms dance above, some of them with a continuous dot or diamond pattern. Two sickle-shaped black forms emerge from the center of the collage-like composition and carry a white and a red star on their tips, perhaps the punchlines of the piece. The various shapes and patterns, as well as the superimposition of different visual elements and layers, are part of the painterly vocabulary with which von Heyl creates her precisely composed works.

Further collection artworks

Louise Lawler *1947No Drones (adjusted to fit)UAB 915Crazy, 2011VerrücktUAB 916
Louise Lawler Crazy, 2011
Michael Krebber3, 2001UAB 1212
Michael Krebber 3, 2001
Cy Twombly Celtic Boat (Gaeta), 1994
Cy Twombly Untitled-Gaeta Museum Brandhorst München
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1992
Cy Twombly Notes from a Tower, 1961UAB 443
Cy Twombly Notes from a Tower, 1961
Albert Oehlen Selbstportait mit Pferd, 1985UAB 853
Albert Oehlen Selbstportrait mit Pferd, 1985