Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 213

 

213
Gabriele Münter
Landschaft mit altem Mann (Bärtiger Mann in Landschaft), 1932.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 131.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Landschaft mit altem Mann (Bärtiger Mann in Landschaft). 1932.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower left. Signed and dated, as well as with title on rear of stretcher. 81.2 x 60 cm (31.9 x 23.6 in).
Rear of stretcher with estate stamp, as well as with estate number 'V 81' hand-written in chalk. With a label on stretcher carrying the partly hand-written, partly stamped estate number 'V 81' as well as with a albel with the stamped number '1407'. With old hand-written note: 'Gopaline Blanchel 2.IX.32' and another hand-written title without reference to the image.

Accompanied by an expertise issued by Dr. Isabelle Jansen of Gabriele Münter & Johannes Eichner Foundation, Munich, from 8 December, 2014.

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate.
Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich (catalog 2, 1978, no. 39 with color illu.).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg.
Private collection Austria.

In the years following the separation from Vassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter sought new orientation and rediscovered the roots of her artistic activities. Inspired by the Bavarian mountain landscapes that surrounded her, she created new references to the scarce rural life, however, without falling for cliches like the yodeling Bavarian in Lederhosen. Her sensitive portraits of a harsh landscape and its people deliver proof of the love she felt for her adopted home, a place she would remain true to until the end of her life. The mountain farmer who lives of his scarce harvest, whom Gabriele Münter depicted here in the landscape in an unusually large scope, expresses, particularly for his closed posture, a kind of remoteness from the world which was characteristic of some mountain regions in those days. The observer's eye is all on the peasant, and reminiscence to works by Paula Modersohn-Becker is called, as she had attained similar means of artistic expression, however, a lot earlier and in other surroundings. Gabriele Münter hardly pursued such sensitive subjects in her later period of creation any longer, accordingly, this work is a document of her quest for new ways of expression which would decisively coin her following creation.



213
Gabriele Münter
Landschaft mit altem Mann (Bärtiger Mann in Landschaft), 1932.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 131.250

(incl. 25% surcharge)