Sale: 380 / Modern Art, June 04. 2011 in Munich Lot 105

 
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Stillleben mit Flasche


105
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Stillleben mit Flasche, 1940.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 11,880
Sold:
€ 32,940 / $ 32,610

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Watercolor and India ink drawing
Monogrammed upper right. Inscribed "Herzlichen Neujahrsgruss. Dank für Kaffee K. u. E. SR" on verso. On firm creme laid paper. 49 x 24 cm (19,2 x 9,4 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

Schmidt-Rottluff‘s watercolors from the forties and fifties of the last century are characterized by a strong conciseness of the India ink drawing, that, supported by a rich coloring, adds an almost painting-like appearance to the watercolors. The formal beauty of simple objects of everyday use always inspired Karl Schmidt-Rottluff to very special composition. Their Cubist arrangement hints at the architect in Schmidt-Rottluff, which he had initially wanted to be. The composition’s denseness in the fragile portrait format emanates a willingness to convey a strong message even in this unusual format. [KD].




105
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Stillleben mit Flasche, 1940.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 11,880
Sold:
€ 32,940 / $ 32,610

(incl. 22% surcharge)