Lofoten Landscape with Lake, Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Lofoten Landscape with Lake
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Lofoten Landscape with Lake, 1938


Blatt
485 x 628 mm
Physical Description
Watercolour on laid paper
Inventory Number
SG 3284
Object Number
SG 3284 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Texts

About the Work

In both of Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s "Lofoten Pictures", the sky is wide open and the clouds look as if they are being hurtled along by the wind. The artist represented the natural elements as well as the figures in vibrant colour forms that join organically, sometimes even blending into one another. By these means, Nay sought to lend expression to the forces of nature and man. To convey the Lofoten Island inhabitants’ deep ties to nature, he employed the classical wet-on-wet technique that makes the watercolours fluid.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lofoten Landscape with Lake
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Watercolour on laid paper
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): EW Nay 38
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 1102
Verso Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • INGRES PMF ITALIA
Work Catalogues
  • Claesges 2012.I.95.38-011

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, Köln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61D(LOFOTEN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (LOFOTEN) (LOFOTEN)
  • 25H214 lake

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968)
an Carl Hagemann (1867-1940), Frankfurt, 1938
Nachlass Carl Hagemann, 1940
erworben von der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1968.

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Last update

31.03.2021