Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 232

 

232
Emil Nolde
Insulanerkopf, Um 1918/ 1919.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 102,500 / $ 118.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Insulanerkopf. Um 1918/ 1919.
Watercolor.
Signed lower right. On paper by Van Gelder Zonen (with watermark). 40 x 32 cm (15.7 x 12.5 in), size of sheet.

Accompanied by a written expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther from 27 May, 2015. The watercolor is registered at the Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, Seebüll.

PROVENANCE: Eduard Walz art antiquarian, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired directly from previously mentioned in 1936).

Emil Nolde refused the perfection of artistic techniques- also when he began to familiarize himself with watercolor painting. He sought a method that would allow for room for coincidence as an artistic means in order to express the immediate aspect of the painting process. For the watercolors Nolde was increasingly inspired by his surroundings and he made them with a spontaneous stroke of the brush. He adds contours to the motifs as if he jotted down notes. Only the free application of the colors adds definition. The result is an account of the very moment, which in its expression remains close to the depiction of the object or the person.



232
Emil Nolde
Insulanerkopf, Um 1918/ 1919.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 102,500 / $ 118.899

(incl. 25% surcharge)