Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 418

 
418
Maurice de Vlaminck
Paysage aux meules, 1940/50.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 24,000 / $ 29,040
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 42.350

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Paysage aux meules. 1940/50.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower left. 60 x 72 cm (23.6 x 28.3 in).

• Atmospheric natural spectacle
• Dramatic colors symbolics
• Fauvist color palette
.

Accompanied by a photo confirmation from the Wildenstein Institute, Paris, from November 24, 1994. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Cologne.
Private collection Lower Saxony.

LITERATURE: Villa Griesebach A 41, 26th Nov.1994, lot 282 (with color illu.) (Here titled 'Landschaft am Meer').

Essay
Originally attributed to the "Fauves" because of his boisterous compositions in strong colors, Vlaminck attained a much calmer palette based on just a few color elements in his later years. Especially his vast landscapes that emanate the immediacy of a looming natural spectacle are characterized by a dramatic chiaroscuro. Sky and landscape are in such strong accordance that a spatial separation seems almost impossible. Vlaminck worked out the forces inherent to the clouds and thus creates not so much a topographically identifiable scene but a great metaphor for the macabre beauty of the primal forces.
418
Maurice de Vlaminck
Paysage aux meules, 1940/50.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 24,000 / $ 29,040
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 42.350

(incl. 25% surcharge)