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Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen: Expressive Portrait of a Lady


Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen (Lensahn 1886 - Hamburg 1930)

Expressive Portrait of a Lady


Lot-No. 77 | Proceeds: 5.400,00 €

Watercolour a. pencil, 35 x 27 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. ri. D. Maetzel-Joh. 20, unopened. - Figure, still life a. landscape painter, student of L. Corinth, married to the painter a. architect Emil Maetzel, educational journeys to Paris a. Chartres, member of the Hamburg Secession, started with expressionistic woodcuts, the pictorial oeuvre was mainly created in her last decade of life a. mainly uses a expressionist pictorial language. - Mus.: Hamburg, Schleswig (SHLM). - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Rump, Der Neue Rump, Hans "D.M.-J. 1886-1939" (catalogue raisonné) a. others. - The painting, uniting the dynamic power of expressinist composition a. the poetry of a sensitive portrait, was created by Maetzel-Johannsen in her last a. most important period of her creative career. The expressionist masterworks created in her last decade of life rank her among the most important exponents of Hamburg art history.

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