Karl Schmidt-Rottluff:
Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed
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Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff:
Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed

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limited, 499 copies | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 69 x 89 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed

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Picture "Water Lilies" (1934), framed

Ancient cultures saw the water lily as a symbol of vitality and purity, and as early as 4000 B.C. in Egypt it was regarded as a symbol of world creation and rebirth: a predestined motif for Schmidt-Rottluff, who courageously broke new ground with his painting at a time when his art was considered degenerate.
Original: Watercolour, Ziegler Collection, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr Art Museum.

High-quality reproduction using the Fine Art Giclée process directly on a canvas and stretched on a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 499 copies. In handmade gallery frame. Size 69 x 89 cm (h/w).

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About Karl Schmidt-Rottluff


He loved the seclusion of nature, the landscapes of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, which became the place of creation and motif of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's works. Along with Fritz Bleyl and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, he was a co-founder of the artists' association "Die Brücke", which was founded in 1905. Around that time, he changed his surname by adding his native town of Rottluff.

When he moved to Berlin in 1911, he got inspired by the Futurist, Cubist and African styles of art, which later influenced his work. The artist suffered from the defamation of his art by the Nazi Party. In 1936 they banned him from exhibiting, which was followed five years later by a ban on painting. In a desperate state of mind, Schmidt-Rottluff returned to his hometown and accepted a professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin in the late 1940s. Through his teaching position, he found interest in working on large-format watercolours, which later became characteristic of his work.