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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleA village in the Taunus mountains, Germany

Kirchner E.L.  | Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, A village in the Taunus mountains, Germany, pencil, chalk and watercolour on paper 38.3 x 56.6 cm, painted 1916
Kirchner E.L.  | Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, A village in the Taunus mountains, Germany, pencil, chalk and watercolour on paper 38.3 x 56.6 cm, painted 1916

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

A village in the Taunus mountains, Germany
pencil, chalk and watercolour on paper 38.3 x 56.6 cm, painted 1916

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: nalatenschap van de kunstenaar; part. coll. Duitsland; veiling Karl & Faber, München, 30 nov. 1979, lotnr. 1598 (met afb. in kleur); part. coll. Zuid-Duitsland.
Literature: tent.cat. Frankfurt am Main, Galerie der Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Königstein', 1999-2000, cat.nr. 32 (met afb. in kleur pag. 123).
Exhibited: Campione d'Italia, Italië, Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer, datum en jaar onbekend; Frankfurt am Main, Galerie der Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Königstein', nov. 1999-jan. 2000; Amersfoort, Museum Flehite, 'Jongkind tot Van der Leck, de passie van een collectioneur: Collectie Kamerbeek', 21 jan.-8 april 2007.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, as one of the founding members of Die Brücke (1905), is a leading exponents of German Expressionism. The goal of this avant-garde young man was to break with artistic conventions and search for a totally new form of art. The result of this was a language of form comprising bold, contrasting colours and expressive, angular shapes. In 1914, Kirchner was forced to serve in the German army, only to collapse a year later and be admitted to the clinic of Oskar Kohnstamm in Königstein with symptoms of drug addiction. He showed no improvement there, but was highly receptive to impressions and made murals, watercolours, drawings and woodcuts. In 1917 he left to convalesce at Davos, Switzerland, where he met Jan Wiegers. The ensuing collaboration between both painters was extremely fruitful and, via Wiegers, would later influence the expressionist visual language of the Groninger Ploeg painting group.


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner | A farewell on the station, pencil and watercolour on paper, 20.8 x 16.6 cm

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A farewell on the station


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