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The Football Drawings show the ball movements during a soccer game as viewed from above.
The first Football Drawings were produced in 1982. Since 1984 they were shown in several exhibitions concerning Art and Football / Art and Soccer.
Each work is an individual "portrait" of a specific game: for instance the final match of the FIFA Worldcup 1986 Argentina versus Germany. Like a seismographical sketch, the ball movements are drawn simultaneously to the action on the field: individual movements, corners and goals can be recognized as well as the strategy and the relation of strength between the competing teams.
At the same time these graphic series are a work of abstract art. Each one displays an aesthetic network of lines, the density of which increases with the energy of the game. This happens in a strict concept of time (90 minutes) and form (football field).
".. As correctly noticed by Andreas Rossmann of the FAZ, Susken Rosenthal as the only woman in the exhibition dares to move out the furthest into the field of abstraction..."
Register of Football Drawings