(*August 18, 1887 in Munich; † September 16, 1973 in Stuttgart).
Architectural visionary, designer, painter, poet, essayist and composer, co-founder of the "Glass Chain" in 1919, appointed teacher at the Bauhaus in 1933.
Finsterlin was the only son of an upper middle-class family and his father owned a factory. He trained as a painter, after his studies he undertook numerous journeys. Until 1918 the repertoire of the painter expanded only hesitantly. Besides portraits there were fantasy portraits. He turned to mythological and fairy-tale themes, arrived at a freer conception of landscape and began to draw numerous miniatures. The work offered here probably dates from this time.
In 1919 he was invited by Walter Gropius on behalf of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst to take part in an exhibition of young architects. He sent the few "dream houses" he had, a request for more work led to a real creative frenzy. His architectural visions had little in common with conventional buildings for human use, but rather resembled fabulous animals, deep-sea snails, mussel beds, mushroom colonies or other exotic-looking organic forms from nature.
From November 24, 1919 to December 24,1920 Hermann Finsterlin took part in the correspondence of the "Gläsernen Kette" initiated by Bruno Taut, in which mainly architects were involved: Max Taut, Paul Goesch, Walter Gropius, Wenzel Hablik, Carl Krayl, the brothers Hans and Wassili Luckhardt and Hans Scharoun. Among other things, he had the essay "The Seventh Day", the scenario "The Grotto" and the film script "The Defiance of Salvation" circulate.
Watercolour and watercolours with gold.
Signed at the top.
15.2 x 12,5 cm
Very good condition.
Back with mounting remnants.
From the estate of the artist..
Gallery Kicken Cologne,
Auktionshaus Lempertz (1994) and
- Hermann Finsterlin
- Título de la obra
- Tänzerin, Aquarell
- Acuarelas, Dibujo a la tinta
- Como nuevo
- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 152×125 mm
- Dimensiones totales
- 152×125×1 mm
- Vendido con marco