Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 488

 

488
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Rom, Forum Romanum I, 1930.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,120
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 7.650

(incl. surcharge)
Rom, Forum Romanum I. 1930.
Oil on canvas.
Watenphul Pasqualucci/Pasqualucci G 150. Monogrammed in bottom center. 75.5 x 95 cm (29.7 x 37.4 in). [CH].

• Rome as stage setting: The artst pieces together his architectural compositoon with great wariness and his characteristic objective sobriety.
• Rome was a fateful place for the artist's future: In 1931 Peiffer Watenphul was awarded the Rome-Prize and then studied at the Villa Massimo for several months.
• The artist pursued a path contrary to the then prevailing tendencies of Abstraction and Expressionism in German art
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

"He was one of those painters whose eyes and soul were opened for the Mediterranean world through the encounter with Rome."
Bernhard Degenhart, in: Grace Watenphul Pasqualucci u. Alessandra Pasqualucci, Max Peiffer Watenphul. Catalog raisonné, vol. I, Montepulciano 1989, p. 12.




488
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Rom, Forum Romanum I, 1930.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,120
Sold:
€ 7,500 / $ 7.650

(incl. surcharge)