Sale: 449 / Modern Art I, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 263

 
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Emil Nolde
Drei rote Tulpen, Um 1950.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,200
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 239.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Drei rote Tulpen. Um 1950.
Watercolor.
Lower left signed. Verso with former collection stamp of Nolde Foundation. On Japon. 45.5 x 26.7 cm (17.9 x 10.5 in), the full sheet.

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther on 11 September, 2013.

PROVENANCE: Nolde Foundation, Seebüll (until 1964).
Galerie Commeter, Hamburg.
Private collection Hamburg.

EXHIBITION: Emil Nolde. Der ungezähmte Strom der Farbe, Stadtmuseum Lindau, 28 March - 30 August 2014.

Essay
When Emil Nolde took the brush into his hands in order to make one of his flower watercolors, he did so with the emphasis of an admirer of nature’s richness of colors, which he tried to render as undiminished as possible. Nolde had worked out the technical means on his own, and this way he achieved the extraordinary pure color effects by applying the watercolors onto wet paper. Such a process required an extreme concentration on the subjects that Emil Nolde always depicts in a manner that seems to go beyond the scope of the picture. However, all emotional power that the flower watercolor compositions possess are subordinate to the pure lucent color effects. It is a striking optical magic that the quite taming of all emotional observation emanates.
263
Emil Nolde
Drei rote Tulpen, Um 1950.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 70,000 / $ 81,200
Sold:
€ 206,250 / $ 239.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)