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Sale: 468 / Modern Art I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 708

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Marschlandschaft. Ca. 1920 /1925.
Signed in lower right. On Japon. 34.2 x 48 cm (13.4 x 18.8 in) , the full sheet.

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries, former director of the Foundation Ada and Emil Nolde, from May 2, 2018. The work is registered in his archive with the number "Nolde A - 83/2018".

PROVENANCE: Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf.
Collection Dr. Hugo and Madeleine Simons Rhineland/ later Montreal, Canada (acquired from aforementioned between 1926 and 1933, ever since in possession of the family).

EXHIBITION: Collection Simons, Goethe-Haus, Montreal, 1964.

"I was longing for fresh and free air, for strong and harsh beauty, for wide skies and clouds above marsh and water. I found it in abundance on the North Sea coast, especially during the rough season."
Emil Nolde (quote after Manfred Reuther, Landschaften, Gärten und Meere - Noldes Schaffen aus der Farbe, pp. 125ff, in: A.Husslein-Arco/ S.Koja, Emil Nolde. In Glut und Farbe, 2014)

The scene shows the marsh landscape around Utenwarf with the Wiedau Lowland and Lake Ruttebüll. Emil Nolde broke new grounds with his watercolors of marsh landscapes. Nolde settled in his beloved Northern Frisian homeland where he developed his very own pictorial language. The vast marsh landscape that surrounded Nolde’s residence became the aim of his explorations. Owing to its roughness it remains a scant subject, solely quickened by weather phenomena, which Nolde interprets with a deeply felt passion. Worlds of exuberant colors are the result. The artist renders them on paper in his unrivaled watercolor technique exactly how he senses them. Nolde adds an unprecedented coloring to a flat and gray-green landscape that is free from any optical excess, capturing the alternating moods of the light of a vast and infinite sky and forming a symbiosis of real nature and volitional abstraction. The question is not about reality, but the sensation of reality. [SM]
Emil Nolde
Marschlandschaft, Ca. 1920/1925.
€ 120,000 / $ 138,000
€ 125,000 / $ 143.750

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