Lot 511. Nolde, Emil . Family. 1917

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Auction date: 16.07.2020   15:00 UTC +02:00
ID 359984
Lot 511 | Nolde, Emil . Family. 1917
Nolde, Emil (1867 Nolde/Circle Tondern - 1956 Seebüll ). Wood cut by hand with water colours on copper pressure carton 24.4 x 30.8 cm bottom Right with pencil signed. Rear side of the center stamp of the Saxon copper engraving Cabinet in Dresden and at the bottom hand written Inv. No A 1919/20-583 with a pencil. Frame. Raisonné: Schiefler/Urban, no 128II authenticity confirmation: A confirmation of the authenticity and of the hand-colouring of Dr. Reuther, Stiftung Ada und Emil Nolde, dated August 2006 is available in copy. The Expertise calls under number 2596 provenance: K. Saxon kupferstichkabinett, Dresden/collection Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilhelm hallmann/private collection Germany How much a society in transition, the individual need to return to naturalness and to the origin, is for all of us as a direct time of digitisation tools is well understood. Also, the then 46-year-old Emil Nolde saw in the participation in a research expedition to the Kingdom of kolonialamts to Papua new Guinea a Chance, his longing for the rapidly dwindling harmony of man and nature to follow and to escape the unrest and permanent political and technological upheaval, at least temporarily. The almost amazing grace at the end of the exoticism of the tropics, of which the painter already in his earlier Visit in Berlin's Ethnology Museum had dreamed of, finally finds in the Form of the so-called "pictures of the South seas" in motion in the works Nolde, one of the most important and most controversial artists of the early 20th century. Century. Also his graphic Work, finding always the same. With the present work, "family", a woodcut from the year 1917, after Nolde, in memory of his South seas trip to fictional scenes of the indigenous people. The contrast of the deep dark wood section to the intense watercolor tones can be seen to be emblematic of the tensions between developed civilization and raw, untamed nature. The subsequent hand-colouring by Nolde, personally, raise this work to a unique up and once more the position of the artist as one of the great Aquarel lists of his time.

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