Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 405

 

405
Gabriele Münter
Sommertag, Ca. 1903.
Oil on canvas laminated on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 31,200
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 169.000

(incl. surcharge)
Sommertag. Ca. 1903.
Oil on canvas laminated on canvas.
With the estate stamp on the reverse and with a label with the partly hand-written and partly stamped number "L 595". 18 x 29 cm (7 x 11.4 in).

• Made during a summer stay in Kallmünz with her class of the Phalanx art school.
• These very early small oil sketches are considered milestones in Gabriele Münter's oeuvre.
• Complete provenance
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Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by the Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation on March 4, 2020. The painting will be included into the catalog raisonné of Gabriele Münter's paintings.

PROVENANCE: From the estate of Gabriele Münter (1962-1966)
Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner Foundation (1966-73)
Art dealer Franz Resch (acquired from the above inn 1973)
Private collection South Germany (acquired from the above in 1973)
Collectio Artium, Bavaria (inherited from the above)
Private collection Saarland.

EXHIBITION: Schöne Aussichten. Der Blaue Reiter und der Impressionismus, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel, March 22 - July 19, 2015 Kochel, p. 195 and color plate on p. 83
Gabriele Münter. Malen ohne Umschweife, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, October 31, 2017 - January 13, 2018; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, May 3 - August 19, 2018 and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, September 15 - January 13, 2019, cat. no. 36 with color illu. on p. 57 .

The "Phalanx" was not only the private painting school where Kandinsky used to teach as of 1901 and where Gabriele Münter became his student and later lover, "Phalanx" was, above all, a group of progressive Munich artists such as Kandinsky and Wilhelm Hüsgen who founded it in order to create a counterbalance to the overpowering academicism of Franz von Lenbach in Munich during the era of the prince regent. The exhibitions organized by the "Phalanx" also featured works by French avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Paul Signac and Félix Vallotton. Kandinsky implemented their ideas of plein-air painting in his painting class with painting trips to Kochel in 1902 and to Kallmünz in 1903. Our beautiful, early river landscape was probably created in the area around Kallmünz. Gabriele Münter succeeds in capturing the atmospheric mood of the summer day in all its facets. The peculiarity of the paint application with a small spatula also shows very well here. The paint is applied directly to the canvas and the shades of color are juxtaposed on the canvas, sometimes drawn into one another and mixed. The result is a depiction that is extremely dynamic in terms of its surface structure, as can only be found in these early, small-format paintings by Gabriele Münter. [EH]



405
Gabriele Münter
Sommertag, Ca. 1903.
Oil on canvas laminated on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 31,200
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 169.000

(incl. surcharge)