Fliegendes. 1958. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2224. Lower right signed and dated (scratched into wet layer of paint). Verso signed, dated and titled. With inscription on stretcher. 130 x 97 cm (51.1 x 38.1 in).
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.
EXHIBITION: Galerie Günther Franke, Munich (with label on stretcher).
This work was made during a very special period in the artist's creative life, as he gave up the playful aspect of the lineage in favor of a static consolidation. "In comparison with those from the previous year [.] the pictures now show a cragged conflict of mostly edgy forms, for which the putty knife was used instead of the brush. The contrasting color intervals correspond with the contrasts of the individual parts. [.] Even though Winter basically continued the style of the time between 1950 and 1955, he had attained a new expression." (quote after Lohberg, pp. 75 f.). It shows that the progressive development of Winter's oeuvre always aimed at continuity, the succession of the periods within the oeuvre follwos an immanent order. [SM]