Sale: 449 / Modern Art I, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 255

 
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Emil Nolde
Landschaft um Utenwarf (Wiedau-Niederung mit Hof Petersen), Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 140,000 / $ 162,400
Sold:
€ 237,500 / $ 275.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Landschaft um Utenwarf (Wiedau-Niederung mit Hof Petersen). Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor.
Lower right signed. On Japon. 35 x 48 cm (13.7 x 18.8 in), the full sheet.

With a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries, on 26 April 2017.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.

Essay
The lyrical approach towards art made Emil Nolde one of the leading artists of the expressionist avant-garde. The watercolor is a key medium of expression, during his occupational ban under the National Socialists it even was the only one. The iridescent color combinations that frenetically conquer the paper‘s cell structure are the most striking feature of Nolde‘s watercolors. Landscapes form on the sheet by means of just a few black contour lines applied with the India ink brush. We recognize a cloud, a solitary farmstead and perhaps a lake in the else barren marsh landscape on our sheet. The screaming orange dab promises the cozy warmth of a kitchen stove waiting for the lonesome wanderer in the cool and moist evening atmosphere which the artist rendered so fittingly in a lucent pink and yellow. His innovative conception of color and landscape, of which our sheet is a prime example, explains Emil Nolde‘s influence on the style of a whole generation of artists.
255
Emil Nolde
Landschaft um Utenwarf (Wiedau-Niederung mit Hof Petersen), Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 140,000 / $ 162,400
Sold:
€ 237,500 / $ 275.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)