Sale: 360 / Modern Art, Dec. 12. 2009 in Munich Lot 178

 
Arnold Topp - Abstrakte Landschaft


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Arnold Topp
Abstrakte Landschaft, 1939.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,000
Sold:
€ 15,860 / $ 15.860

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Mixed media with oil on cardboard
Signed lower right. Inscribed "Eigentum von Müller" by a hand other than that of the artist on verso. 39,8 x 52 cm (15,6 x 20,4 in)
The name of two people from the closer circle around Topp was Mueller. The one was a butcher Brandenburg, the other, Dr. Heinrich Müller, was a teacher colleague of Topp.

This work is accompanied by an expertise (in copy) by Dr. Rainer Enders, Frankfurt/Oder, from 14 March 2007. The work has been included into the extended catalog raisonné under the number 39.M.1.

PROVENANCE: Collection Richard Müller, Brandenburg a.d. Havel (1939/40).
Collection Schmitsdorf, Brandenburg a.d. Havel.
Private collection North Germany.

Just as his friend Wilhelm Morger, Arnold Topp is a master of colors. Mostly bound to real forms, Arnold Topp has managed to bestow a completely new meaning on things by means of a magic coloring. In terms of the motif comparable with the "Komposition - für Ostayen" (cf. Greifeld/Enders 19.M.4), made in 1919, our abstract composition also draws its strength from the dialog of form and color. Topp created a sort of cosmic landscape, a universe with hovering planets, but yet with real references. Time seems to have been nullified, objects seem to emerge solely from the color. There is a lot of space for interpretation, and yet, there is a basic atmosphere this work emanates. This composition is characterized by a certain romanticism of space, time and color. [KD].




178
Arnold Topp
Abstrakte Landschaft, 1939.
Mixed media
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 15,000
Sold:
€ 15,860 / $ 15.860

(incl. 22% surcharge)