Stilleben mit Blumen. 1920. Oil on cardboard. Hans/Buchholz-Maetzel 32 (with color illu. on p. S. 54). Verso with the estate stamp and the hand-written number "32" and with another hand-written (?) number. 100 x 71 cm (39.3 x 27.9 in).
PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate. Private collection Northern Germany.
". never brutal or radical, but always characterized by sensitiveness and feminine esthesia." Art historian Hanns Theodor Flemming about the artist, quote after Hanns Theodor Flemming, Zum Werk, in: Mathias F. Hans, Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen. Monographie und kritischer Werkkatalog, Hamburg 1986, pp. 52f.
Landscapes, figure scenes and still lifes with fruits and plants, as it is the case with this work, always counted among the preferred subjetcs of Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen. The dynamic composition is a document of her occupation with Cézanne's legacy and synthetic Cubism. [EH]