Weg Sträuche Bäume. 1954. Watercolor and gouache. Signed and inscribed "5410" in lower right. Verso titled "Weg Sträucher Bäume". On slightly structured P. M. Fabriano wove paper (with the watermark). 48.1 x 67.2 cm (18.9 x 26.4 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Particularly colorful, expressive landscape representation with a painting-like effect. • In his later work, Schmidt-Rottluff "makes the color shine again" (Magdalena M. Moeller). • Impressive visualization of his artistic principle: the connection of line and autonomous forms as an aesthetic ideal. • With strong contours, a richly contrasting color palette and a sophisticated composition rendered with dynamic ease, the great expressionist boasts his skills in this work.
The work is registered at the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Rosenbach, Hanover. Galerie Rudolf, Heidelberg and Kampen/Sylt. Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate (acquired from the above in 2008).