Sale: 432 / Modern Art I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 364

 
364
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Ischia, 1962.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 21.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ischia. 1962.
Oil on burlap.
Watenphul Pasqualucci / Pasqualucci G 701. Monogrammed and dated lower right. 51.5 x 98 cm (20.2 x 38.5 in).
[AP].

PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
Private collection Baden-Württemberg.

EXHIBITION: Max Peiffer Watenphul. Ölbilder, Aquarelle, Lithos, Galerie Günther Galetzki, Stuttgart 22 March - 15 April, 1967, no.1.

Essay
In his landscapesand town views, Max Peiffer Watenphul does not only depict what he actually sees, instead, he delivers proof of his mastery in rendering his moods onto the canvas. Pictures characterized by a longing for Arcadia and the classic Italy come into being. "Just as Tucholsky said, there are landscapes you can be friends with, and there are those that are less inviting. I can be friends with the Italian landscape." (Max Peiffer Watenphul, in: Max Peiffer Watenphul, Gemälde-Aquarelle-Zeichnungen, ex. cat. Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 1972, p.16). The coarse burlap, onto which the artist painted without priming, soaks the paint up so that the surface becomes blunt like a fresco. Slight dabs simulate a process of aging that has not taken place yet. In doing so, the artist avoids any form of contrast that might disturb the harmony. Neither coloring nor composition goes to extremes. A romanticizing tune is the leitmotif of this painting.
364
Max Peiffer Watenphul
Ischia, 1962.
Oil on burlap
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 20,880
Sold:
€ 18,750 / $ 21.750

(incl. 25% surcharge)