Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 325

 

325
Otto Ritschl
Komposition, 1958.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 27.549

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Komposition. 1958.
Oil on canvas.
Velte 1955/8. Mirus 1955/8. Signed and dated lower left. Verso signed and inscribed "Komp. 1955/ 8". Inscribed on stretcher. 155 x 219.5 cm (61 x 86.4 in).

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

As of around1954 Otto Ritschl's forms became consolidated, by then they had gained their expression from the soft motion of the interplay with the free line. The geometrical style leads to a stricter organization of the composition, while the artist does without both pictorial accounts and color nuances. This artistic development became intensified through the encounter with Parisian artists of Constructivism, who make for a new source of inspiration for Ritschl. The strict path that Ritschl pursued over the course of just a few years is particularly interesting: While geometric bodies in his compositions from 1954 and 1955 are still rounded, edgy and pointed elements take over during 1956. Meticulously organized images in strong colors are the result, among which the work offered here also counts.



325
Otto Ritschl
Komposition, 1958.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 27.549

(incl. 25% surcharge)