Fünf gelbe Akte am Wasser. 1921. Lithograph in colors. Karsch 156 c (of c). Monogrammed. From an edition of ca. 100 unnumbered copies on this type of paper. On wove paper. 33.5 x 44 cm (13.1 x 17.3 in). Sheet: 41,8 x 52,4 cm (16,5 x 20,6 in). Released by Hyperion Verlag, Kurt Wolff. [CH]. • This is one of Otto Mueller‘s very rare color lithographs. • Otto Mueller made first lithographs in colors in 1919 after he had been appointed to the Breslau Academy • The bathers in nature is one of the main motif of the "Brücke" artists Otto Mueller, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hermann Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
"Mueller observed bathing scenes like this during his visits on the islands of Föhr and Sylt as well as on the Flensburg Firth [..] Mueller's sheets [..] are not short of quality in comparison with earlier works by fellow artists, however, they differ in terms of a more aggressive erotic appeal." Heinz Spielmann, in: Die Maler der "Brücke". Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart 1995, p. 413.