Südlicher Strand (Gaëta). Um 1960. Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. Verso signed and titled. 65 x 100,5 cm (25,5 x 39,5 in). Balwé's post-impressionist lyrical landscapes, still lifes and flower pieces are executed in a strong and pastose coloring with a vital stroke of the brush. "Balwé's pictures make the observer want to be part of this world. No artist can reach anything higher than taking people out of their everyday routines." (Julius Büdel, emeritus rector of the University of Würzburg, transl. of quote after Hans Heyn, Die Balwés, no date, p. 6.). [DB].
We are grateful to Dr. Gabriele Balwé for her kind support in cataloging this lot.