Museum Folkwang
Rote Blüten
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
  • Rote Blüten, 1907

  • Red Blossoms
  • (Dangast)
  • 56,6 x 66,5 cm
  • Inv. G 471
  • CommentaryIn November 1905 Galerie Arnold in Dresden showed its first van Gogh exhibition, which was followed the next year by a show of Belgian and French Neo-Impressionists, with works by Signac, Seurat, and Denis, and including pieces by Gauguin and Vallotton. For the ›Brücke‹ artists these and following exhibitions of the Neo-Impressionists and van Gogh were trailblazing for their development of their own independent painting style. Schmidt-Rottluff also saw works by van Gogh in 1905 and was confronted with a high degree of expressivity, a new artistic freedom and a detachment from Art Nouveau and Impressionism, leading to the artist’s immediate intense exploration of this form of painting.
    After visiting Sylt and Emil Nolde on Alsen in summer 1906, Schmidt-Rottluff developed a special preference for the sea and the versatility of nature. The following year this led him to change his primary place of residence from Dresden to Oldenburg. In the seclusion he craved and exploring the east Friesian landscape with its changing tides, endless fields, dunes and dykes, Schmidt-Rottluff developed his own form of artistic expression independent of his fellow ›Brücke‹ artists, who continued living and working in Dresden.
    In this period he also produced the painting ‘Rote Blüten’, with its lively application of colour and free use of pure tones. The blossoms may be poppies, typical of east Friesian dykes – a strongly pastose, relief-like application of colour reinforces Schmidt-Rottluff’s pursuit of direct visual expression and introduces dynamism to the picture.
  • Provenance1983, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf
  • Obj_Id: 3,513
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Rote Blüten
  • Obj_Title2_S: Red Blossoms
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg): (Dangast)
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 1907
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  • Jahr bis: 1,907
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 471
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0471
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 56,6 x 66,5 cm
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1983, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf