Lüneburger Heide. 1937.
Oil on canvas.
Lower right signed and dated. 52.2 x 65 cm (20.5 x 25.5 in).
WV-OM-SW-1937, no. 103, "Lüneb. Heide kl. Totengrund". [KT].
• Characteristic landscape composition by one of Worpswede's most important artists.
• Subtle reproduction of the atmospheric evening mood in the transparent, misty color application characteristic of Modersohn's late phase.
• Otto Modersohn and the fellow Worpswede artists have shaped a new, intuitive landscape painting as pioneers of Modernism in Germany.
• Modersohn's evening atmosphere particularly thrilled Rainer Maria Rilke, who was also in Worpswede, during the early days of the artists' colony.
We are grateful to Mr Rainer Noeres, Otto Modersohn Museum, Fischerhude, for the kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Cohrs-Zirus, Worpswede.
Private collection Northern Germany.
Private collection Lower Saxony.
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