Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013 in Munich Lot 255

 

255
Arnold Frédéric Rechberg
Die Läuterung, 1910.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 3,000 / $ 3.479

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Die Läuterung. Um 1910.
Oil on panel.
147,6 x 100,8 cm (58,1 x 39,6 in).

"Die Läuterung" and "Die Verdammten" are among the few paintings by the artist that have survived.

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate.

EXHIBITION: Arnold Rechberg (1879-1947). Zwischen Kunst und Politik, Museum der Stadt Bad Hersfeld, Kapitelsaal, 17 July - 12 September, 1993, cat. no. G3.

Just as the other painting "Die Verdammten", which is also offered in our auction, the work "Die Läuterung" also speaks a striking symbolist language and reveals resonances of Art Nouvea. With greta mastery Arnold Frédéric Rechberg describes a mystic scene, which presumably is also based on Dante's "Divina Commedia". The four figures execute their deeply symbolic actions in front of a dramatic background. [KP].




255
Arnold Frédéric Rechberg
Die Läuterung, 1910.
Oil on panel
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,480
Sold:
€ 3,000 / $ 3.479

(incl. 25% surcharge)