Sale: 368 / Modern Art, June 12. 2010 in Munich Lot 21

 
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Liegender weiblicher Akt


 
21
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender weiblicher Akt, 1946.
Brush and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 24,400 / $ 28.303

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Lot description

Brush and India ink drawing and pencil, worked over with color chalk
Signed lower right. On delicate laid paper. 38 x 54 cm (14,9 x 21,2 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer Munich, 27rth auction, 23 May 1978, lot 1729.
Private collection southern Germany.

In the years after World War II Karl Schmidt Rotluff went back to his ideas from earlier days, as he was able to work freely and without constrictions again. However, color chalks were a new element of his art, of which he made more and more use of. As it is the case with our work, they take over the role of a coloring, as the elementary India ink drawing, which determines the sheet’s duct, remains the composition’s most fundamental trait. The strong and certain stroke of the brush, which had always been a feature of Schmidt-Rottluff's drawings, remained. The color chalks, however, add an artistic duct to the sheet that suggests a new view onto things. [KD].

21
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Liegender weiblicher Akt, 1946.
Brush and India ink drawing
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,600
Sold:
€ 24,400 / $ 28.303

(incl. 22% surcharge)