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

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Chalks

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Zinnien-Stillleben. 1967.
Color Chalks over ball pen.
Inscribed "Leider nicht mehr als eine Idee" on the reverse. On firm wove paper. 10.7 x 14.7 cm (4.2 x 5.7 in), the full sheet.
With a birthday card, inscribed by the artist “Viel [sic!] herzliche Glückwünsche und Alles Gute!” as well as with an envelope inscribed with the address of Emy Schmidt-Rottluff "1 Berlin - 37 / Schützallee 136". Post stamp, Berlin, dated January 26, 1976 [CH].

The work is registered in the Hermann Gerlinger Collection under the number 304a.

• Great expressiveness in a small format.
• In a particularly creative way, the artist allows the flowers to emerge from the open spaces of the intense areas of color and only adds a few outlines and details at the end.
• In Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's late work, the artist devoted himself increasingly to his immediate surroundings and the “quiet life of things” (quote from Karl Schmidt-Rottluff).
• Alongside landscapes, flower still lifes became the defining motif of the period.
• In the mid-1960s, Schmidt-Rottluff had to give up oil painting for health reasons; the inscription on the reverse - “Unfortunately no more than an idea” - may therefore indicate his regret about not being able to execute the composition in oil

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: Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022).
Schmidt-Rottluff. Form, Farbe, Ausdruck!, Buchheim Museum, Bernried, September 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019, p. 320 (illu.).

In very good condition. The colors strong and bright.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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