Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 237

 

237
Christian Rohlfs
Stehender weiblicher Akt, Um 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,280
Sold:
€ 28,125 / $ 32.624

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Stehender weiblicher Akt. Um 1925.
Watercolor and tempera over a pencil and chalk drawing.
Monogrammed lower right. On firm wove paper, laid on thin board. 62 x 42.8 cm (24.4 x 16.8 in), the full sheet. [KD].

Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Christian Rohlfs Archive at Osthaus Museum Hagen from 26 May, 2015. The work will be registered at the Christian Rohlfs Archive with the number CRA 117/15.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired directly from the artist).

The striking physicality of this standing female nude is remarkable. It is a document originating from Christian Rohlf's artistic peak. The expressive array of forms of this mixed media work can be well observed both in the graphic outline as well as in the pictorial arrangement. A style that Christian Rohlfs shared with his artist colleagues of these days. The nude, which occupies a large part of the composition, is framed by a scene that does not hint at any spatial allocation. The drawing's dynamic duct determines an expression that is quite bold as far as the directness of stylistic means is concerned. The work is geared at the most distinguished works of Expressionism, however, without running danger of being a mere copy. No matter how close Christian Rohlfs was to the expressionists, he always remained true to himself. His way of seeing things is unique and unmistakable.



237
Christian Rohlfs
Stehender weiblicher Akt, Um 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,280
Sold:
€ 28,125 / $ 32.624

(incl. 25% surcharge)