Sale: 449 / Modern Art I, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 236

 
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Emil Nolde
Marschlandschaft (Wiedau-Niederung um Utenwarf), Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 95,200
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 193.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Marschlandschaft (Wiedau-Niederung um Utenwarf). Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor.
Lower right signed. Verso with the collection stamp of the Foundation 'Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde' (not in Lugt) and the hand-written number "K a 8". On Japon. 35.5 x 49.4 cm (13.9 x 19.4 in), the full sheet.

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, Klockries on 26 April 2017.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.



Essay
The marsh landscapes, characterized by the sea and the quickly changing weather condition, were, despite their quite unspectacular simplicity, a rich source of inspiration for Emil Nolde. No one before him had seen this landscape from such a perspective or depicted it with such deep sensation. Nolde elevated the northern landscape to a point of mystical transfiguration by fully subjecting the color palette to his genius, thus creating an entirely new image of it. It is not about rendering the spectacular topographic conditions, instead the artist lets sky and the flat landscape dominate the scene, and that is in such an unusual way that everything we know about this landscape is outshone. With his watercolors Emil Nolde gave the marsh landscape an entirely new image which was so unique that it influenced a whole generation of artists.
236
Emil Nolde
Marschlandschaft (Wiedau-Niederung um Utenwarf), Um 1920/ 1925.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 80,000 / $ 95,200
Sold:
€ 162,500 / $ 193.375

(incl. 25% surcharge)