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Art (1900-1945) > Figurative Painting (40s-60s ) Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Biography

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Colored chalk drawing

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Stillleben mit gelben Blumen. Frühe 1940s.
Colored chalk drawing and ink brush.
Signed in lower left. On off-white laid paper. 40 x 26.5 cm (15.7 x 10.4 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• A masterfully composed still life consisting of floral, ornamental forms in the foreground and two-dimensional spatiality in the background.
• The delicate, subtly colored still life expresses the artist's principle: the combination of contour lines, form and two-dimensional coloring.
• In 1989 part of the grand retrospective exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

The work is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin.

PROVENANCE: Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Würzburg (with the collector's stamp Lugt 6032).

EXHIBITION: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Retrospektive, Kunsthalle Bremen, July 16 - September 10, 1989, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, September 27 - December 3, 1989, p. 282, cat. no. 316 (illu.).
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).

LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 416, SHG no. 746 (color illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, pp. 118f., SHG no. 267 (color illu.).

In good condition. Each side edge with a tiny, skillfully closed tear, barely perceptible on recto. Left edge with a tiny tear, approx. 3 mm. Upper corners minimally wavy on recto due to professionally removed mounting spots.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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