Watercolour and gouache.
Signed, dated and inscribed "G" lower right. On laid paper. 75,6 : 65,3 cm (29,7 : 25,7 in), the full sheet. “My aim is to represent what is fortuitous. I know in advance it is inconceivable and I’ll never capture it. [...] Only in this instant is the phenomenon thus, then never again. My painting is like my fleeting glance; I paint quickly. For only in provisional works can I catch up with time as it flees.” (quotation: Siegfried Salzmann, in: Klaus Fußmann. Ansichten. Gemälde, Gouachen, Aquarelle 1968-1992, Exhib. cat. Kunsthalle Bremen, 1992, p. 19). Here Klaus Fußmann has left us with the impression of a garden in the evening captured in an unusual format. The fleeting instant tinged by the last light of evening catches clouds of flowers against a menacing dark background of great spatial depth from which bursts of colour explode. [NB]
PROVENIENZ: Private collection South Germany (acquired directly from the artist).
In good condition. The lower margin with soft crease mark, there with tiny colour losses. The pastose parts with soft craquelé, there also minimally rubbed.