Color Chalks and India ink.
Signed. Verso titled and inscribed "66/21". On wove paper. 40 x 54 cm (15.7 x 21.2 in).
• Made in Sierksdorf on the Lübeck Bay, where Schmidt-Rottluff spent a couple of summers
• Characteristic landscape in clear summer colors
• His color chalks are at, among others, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the Städelmuseum Frankfurt a. Main and the Brücke-Museum Berlin.
The watercolor is documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung dokumentiert.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Northern Germany.
The large-format chalk drawings by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, like the watercolors, are characterized by a strong graphic flow that determines the composition. The colors that Schmidt-Rottluff creates these works in are carried by a graphic framework that has both an isolating and an intensifying effect. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff may have found the motif in Sierksdorf in the Bay of Lübeck, where the great expressionist spent the summer months from 1951 to 1973 at the house of his fellow painter Günter Machemehl. A lively expressiveness combined with graphic verve are this work’s most outstanding features. [EH]
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