Asta: 533 / Modern Art Day Sale and Gerlinger Collection del 10 dicembre 2022 a Monaco di Baviera Lot 461

 

461
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Häuser an der kurischen Nehrung, 1913.
Watercolor over graphite
Stima:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Risultato:
€ 25,000 / $ 23,000

( commissione inclusa)
Häuser an der kurischen Nehrung. 1913.
Watercolor over graphite.
Lower right signed and dated. On wove paper. 32.9 x 42.7 cm (12.9 x 16.8 in), the full sheet.
[KT].
• In 1913 Schmidt-Rottluff struck a new path in landscape painting, creating highly individual works between drawing, graphic art and painting.
• He found inspiration for his art during stays in Nida on the Curonian spit: A group of works in terms of style and motif.
• Unique interpretation and a bold execution of the watercolor, a technique of particular relevance to the artist
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The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.

PROVENANCE: Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Das Aquarell der Brücke, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, September 5 - November 16, 1975, no. 125 (with illu. plate 41).
Norddeutsche Künstlerkolonien: Nidden und die Kurische Nehrung, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, December 3, 1976 - February 6, 1977; Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, March 20 - May 15, 1977, no. 117.
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Retrospektive, Kunsthalle Bremen, June 16 - September 10, 1989; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, September 27 - December 3, 1989, cat. no. 132 (with black-and-white illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2001-2017).
Im Rhythmus der Natur: Landschaftsmalerei der "Brücke". Meisterwerke der Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Städtische Galerie, Ravensburg, October 28, 2006 - January 28, 2007, p. 105 (with illu.).
Expressiv! Die Künstler der Brücke. Die Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Albertina Vienna, June 1 - August 26, 2007, cat. no. 27 (with illu.).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Collection Hermann Gerlinger, 2017-2022).
Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck!, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, September 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019, p. 187 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, pp. 362f., SHG no. 602 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Collection Hermann Gerlinger, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 63, SHG no. 113 (with illu.).

The summer of 1913 is of great importance for the development of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's landscape painting. After the members of the "Brücke" decided to dissolve the artists' group on May 27, 1913, Schmidt-Rottluff spent the summer in Nidden on the Curonian Spit. On July 3, he writes to the collector Theodor Francksen: "This year I was unfaithful to Dangast and went to the Curonian Spit instead. I wanted to get to know this tremendously interesting part of our country for a long time. The spit is indeed strange and interesting" (Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, quoted from: Gerhard Wietek, Schmidt-Rottluff. Oldenburger Jahre 1907-1912, Mainz 1995, p. 144f., no. 116). In this environment, the artist found new stimuli and he entered into an extremely inspired and productive creative phase, especially as far as his nudes and landscape paintings are concerned. In addition to paintings and drawings, he created a series of expressive watercolors, among them the present one. With a sparing use of watercolors, Schmidt-Rottluff accentuated select areas of the depicted region, allowing us to catch a glimpse of the peninsula’s impressive landscape. [AM]



461
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Häuser an der kurischen Nehrung, 1913.
Watercolor over graphite
Stima:
€ 20,000 / $ 18,400
Risultato:
€ 25,000 / $ 23,000

( commissione inclusa)