Frauenakt mit gelbem Blumenstrauß (Mädchen auf der Wiese). Um 1905. Oil on canvas. Vogt 377. Signed in lower right. 37 x 54.3 cm (14.5 x 21.3 in). [CH].
• Important example of Rohlf's fascination for the pure color. • Very charming springtime nude. • In a very good state of preservation.
PROVENANCE: Collection K. Werner, Hagen. Galerie Abels, Cologne. Collection Fänn and Willy Schniewind, Neviges/Düsseldorf. Private collection Hesse.
"The Soest pictures from late 1905 and 1906/07, in which Rohlfs eventually attained his signature style, are the result of a number of experiments with means of expression. They are the crown of his creation since 1901. The Soest pictures are characterized by a coloring irrespective of the object. He does entirely without spatial depth and integrates the forms into the image's two-dimensionality while broad brushstrokes across the entire composition create texture." Magdalena M. Moeller, in: Der Sonderbund, Cologne 1984, pp. 133f.