Sale: 468 / Modern Art I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 691

 

691
Emil Nolde
Schweizer Bergsee mit Wolkenspiegelungen, Wohl 1930.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 92,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 120,750

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Schweizer Bergsee mit Wolkenspiegelungen. Wohl 1930 s.
Watercolor.
Signed in lower right. Verso with the collection stamp of the Foundation Seebüll Ada and Emil Nolde (not in Lugt) and with the hand-written number "H a 17". On Japon. 34 x 47 cm (13.3 x 18.5 in) , the full sheet.

Accompanied by a confirmation from the Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, Seebüll, from April 10, 2018. The work is registered in the foundations's archive.

PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.

EXHIBITION: Die Natur ist herrlich hier und großartig – Nolde und die Schweiz, Berlin Office of Nolde Foundation Seebüll, 2010, cat. no. 87.

"Nolde is one of art history's greatest artists in the field of watercolors."
Dr. Christian Ring, director of Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, Seebüll.
quote from Christian Ring/ Hans-Joachim Throl, Emil Nolde. Junge Kunst, 2014, p. 32

The rare mountain landscapes are charming counterpieces to the scant landscape depictions of his homeland East Frisia. Time and again Nolde visted the Swiss mountains for health reasons. Most his mountain watercolors were made plein-air right in front of the motif, showing the impressive settings that Nolde captured on paper in his accustomed lush manner. The region also offered him the wide skies and dramatic plays of colors that inspired him to so many watercolors. In 1910 Nolde had already gained experience in his "wet-in-wet" technique on Japon, over the time he reached such mastery that it would eventually become his trademark. A thin film of water in combination with the watercolor leads to the the blue streaks that deliver such a poetic account of the crytsal-clear surface of the mountain lake. The color clouds of the setting sun are mirrored on the peaceful and calm surface of the water. The impressive sky remains the composition's main protagonist, an exhilarating moment, captured in an ocean of colors. [SM]



691
Emil Nolde
Schweizer Bergsee mit Wolkenspiegelungen, Wohl 1930.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 100,000 / $ 92,000
Sold:
€ 131,250 / $ 120,750

(incl. 25% surcharge)