Bay on the Coast of Fehmarn, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Bay on the Coast of Fehmarn
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Bay on the Coast of Fehmarn, 1913


Dimensions
126.0 x 90.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
LG 13
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collection since 1941
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

"Ochre, blue and green are the colours of Fehmarn, wonderful coastal formations, sometimes as opulent as those of the South Seas." Kirchner enthusiastically described the landscape of this Baltic island, which in the years before the First World War served as his paradisiacal retreat from hectic big-city life in Berlin. Behind the Staberhuk lighthouse, where the artist lived during his visits, the coastal cliffs descend to a broad beach with large erratic boulders. In his picture Kirchner transforms the stretch of coastline into a steep, dynamic curve which corresponds with the curved line of the horizon.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Bay on the Coast of Fehmarn
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: E. L. Kirchner
Work Catalogues
  • Gordon 336

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collection since 1941

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Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H1311 fjord, sea loch
  • 61D(FEHMARN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (FEHMARN) (FEHMARN)
  • 25H13 coast
Secondary
  • 25H1314 coastal cliff or crag
  • 25G1 plants (in general)

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15.05.2019