Sale: 371 / Modern Art / Side lines of the German Avant-garde, Oct. 22. 2010 in Munich Lot 338

 
Franz Radziwill - Margueriten


338
Franz Radziwill
Margueriten, 1952.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 7,442 / $ 8.409

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Oil on canvas on wood
Firmenich/Schulze 665. Monogrammed lower right, inscribed with the work number "461" on verso, as well as with the artist's address stamp. 49,8 x 17,8 cm (19,6 x 7 in)

PROVENANCE: Private ownership Oldenburg.

EXHIBITION: Von Arakawa bis Vostell, Galerie Uwe Michael, Darmstadt 5 April - 4 May 1991, no no. (with illu. in colors on p. 2).

After serving in the war and his return to his house in Dangast in 1945, Radziwill worked on religious topics and on still lifes in the style of New Objectivity, in which the artist masterly depicts banal things in a magic coolness and presence. Our small flower piece does not only remind the observer of Dürer's "Großes Rasenstück" from 1503 in terms of the topic, but also because of the unusually low perspective. Dürer's work was regarded a key work of landscape art north of the Alps for its radical choice of topic and its great love for the detail. Beyond the meadow flowers captured in masterly precision, in Radziwill's work, however, it is not the sky's infinite vastness that opens up, instead the observer is confronted with an impervious red background. With this artificial background concept, the depiction of nature, which is completed by a spherical construction in the upper part, is in an impressive contrast and is even more enhanced to a Magic Realism of an inimitable presence. [JS].




338
Franz Radziwill
Margueriten, 1952.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 11,300
Sold:
€ 7,442 / $ 8.409

(incl. 22% surcharge)