Fishermen Setting Sail, Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Fishermen Setting Sail
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Fishermen Setting Sail, 1937


Malfläche
115.0 x 155.0 cm
Inventory Number
2482
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 as gift from Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler
Status
On display

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About the Work

“I greatly benefit […] from living in nature and participating in the elementary life of the fishermen”, wrote Ernst Wilhelm Nay of his trip to Vietzkerstrand in Pomerania in 1936. Inspired by his sojourns there during the summer, he had begun to paint seascapes. Nay translated the dynamic of the sea into sharply contrasting fields of colour and thereby encountered “the effectively formal theme” of his art. Nay’s art, ostracized by the National Socialists, marks the transition to nonrepresentational art after the war.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fishermen Setting Sail
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: E. W. Nay. 37

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2015 as gift from Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 25H23 sea (seascape)
  • 43C128 fisherman
  • 25H23111 surf, breakers
Secondary
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
Associative
  • 47K1 sea and coastal fishery

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06.08.2019