Sale: 380 / Modern Art, June 04. 2011 in Munich Lot 102

 
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Baum mit Weg und Häusern


102
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Baum mit Weg und Häusern, 1945.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 17,820
Sold:
€ 42,700 / $ 42,273

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Watercolor and India ink drawing
On light creme cardboard. 49,8 x 68,6 cm (19,6 x 27 in), the full sheet

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst e.V., Detmold 1978, cat. illu. no. 17.

Seemingly unimpressed by the political troubles of his days, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff executed one of his renowned suburban landscapes in watercolors, its compositional arrangement shows almost the same features as a painting does. Compact forms are framed by stringent brush drawings, as it is always the case with the artist. The reserved coloring is particularly striking. It eases the sincerity of the overall expression. In his large-size watercolors Karl Schmidt-Rottluff created a type that - characteristic of his painting – is coined by a great poise in the watercolor technique, leading, in combination with is special artistic expression, to such impressive results as it is the case with this work. [KD].




102
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
Baum mit Weg und Häusern, 1945.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 17,820
Sold:
€ 42,700 / $ 42,273

(incl. 22% surcharge)