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Sale: 461 / Post War I, Dec. 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 828

 
Lot description
Goldblau. 1965.
Oil on canvas.
Scheibler 1140. Lower right signed and dated. Signed, dated and titled on verso of the stretcher. 110.5 x 100 cm (43.5 x 39.3 in).
In the artist's original frame.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Günther Franke, Munich (1965).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired from aforementioned; since then family property).

EXHIBITION: Galerie Günther Franke, Munich 1965, cat. no. 14.

"A colorist is a painter who thinks through the color and whose view is coined by the color."
E. W. Nay, Meine Farbe, 1967, quote after: Scheibler, p. 282.

Essay
"It is worth a life to go as far as to create a true color picture in which the color visualizes something humane without revealing the artist‘s intention, humane and creatural in new and unknown formulation." (E. W. Nay, October 1967, quote from: Scheibler p. 282). Nay‘s pictorial late period of creation is characterized by a radical simplification of forms and a clearly reduced palette of colors. Color chords, placed on the canvas in poised simpleness, create an optical dynamic that combines an impression of continuous motion with a calm and meditative aura. In the warm palette of "Goldblau" the dark, night blue parts serve as anchor point for the observer‘s and open the picture‘s spatial depth. Nay, who always sought new expressions of colors, takes the formal elements in the "Scheiben-" (Disc-) as well as the "Augenbilder" (Eye Pictures) to a whole new pictorial level.[JS]
828
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Goldblau, 1965.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,000
Sold:
€ 100,000 / $ 114.999

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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