Lot 21. Feininger, Lyonel (1871 New York - 1956 New York). Sonnenuntergang am Strande

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Auction date: 29.11.2017   12:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 21 | Feininger, Lyonel (1871 New York - 1956 New York). Sonnenuntergang am Strande
1934. Charcoal, ink, watercolor on INGRES (watermark). 31 x 46.7 cm. Signed, titled and dated below the depiction: Feininger: sunset on the beach 24 Vi 34. Frame.
Is this work a photo-certificate from Achim Moeller, the Lyonel Feininger Archive, New York, from 26. May 1995, before.

Provenance:
Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf
Private Collection Baden-Württemberg

Literature:
Exh.Kat. Lyonel Feininger. The drawings and watercolors. Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1998, Cat.Nr. 115, p. 150 color ills. u. S. 220f

The American painter, graphic artist and cartoonist is one of the most important artists of the Classical Modern. In his figurative paintings, he developed a rigorous approach to Composition with crystalline-like geometric constructions. He calls his style "prism-ISM".
Our watercolour shows the spectacle of the setting sun on the sea. The enchanting and, as it were, melancholy mood expresses the artist through the Juxtaposition of a pure blue, delicate Roses and bright Orange. The colors are structured in his characteristic style by the clear lines of a tectonic structure. The nature looks huge compared to the small figures, watching the spectacle in the foreground, so that the plant is given an almost spiritual appearance.
The artist made this work in the year 1934. But you must have it for many years, busy as he creates in 1955, after this watercolor, the painting "Sunset" - the last painting before his death. Full of admiration of the Feininger-expert, Ulrich Luckhardt speaks in the description of the oil painting that "has found the limitation of the artistic means of your complete Form." (Ulrich Luckhardt: Lyonel Feininger, Munich, 1989, p. 168) In our "sunset on the beach" has taken the artist of this exciting compression of the form language to pre-empt the elbgold

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