Sale: 380 / Modern Art, June 04. 2011 in Munich Lot 75

 
Otto Freundlich - Komposition


75
Otto Freundlich
Komposition, 1938.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 20.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Gouache
Not in catalog raisonné. Monogrammed and dated lower left. Signed, dated and inscribed " Paris" on verso. On laid paper with watermark: "B.S. & C.". 43 x 25,4 cm (16,9 x 10 in), the full sheet

Accompanied by a photo expertise from Edda Maillet, general secretary of the "Associacion des Amies de Jéanne et Otto Freundlich", dated October 2008.

PROVENANCE: Private collection France.

In his works Otto Freundlich pays tribute to the principle of the surface. To him there is no perspective whatsoever. His two-dimensionality is based on color fields that make for a structured composition with their mutual boundaries. Additionally, they have a dynamic and mystic aura. Ít is solely the color in our composition that determines the structure of the image’s surface, it adds meaning and expressiveness to it. The plain color fields condition one another and even determine the outer form in differentiation from one another. And yet, despite all sternness of forms, lyrical-musical element that gives the composition a quite merry tone can be observed.




75
Otto Freundlich
Komposition, 1938.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 20.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)