Museum Folkwang
Spaziergänger am Grunewaldsee
  • Erich Heckel
  • Spaziergänger am Grunewaldsee, 1911

  • Walkers along the Grunewald Lake
  • Tempera on canvas
  • 71 x 81 cm
  • Acquired in 1956 with support of the City of Essen
  • Inv. G 262
  • CommentaryIn the autumn of 1911 Erich Heckel moved from Dresden to Berlin, following other members of the artists' group ›Die Brücke‹ such as Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, who had already settled in the city. Moving from the Elbe to the Spree meant not only personal changes but also influenced his painting style. Among the first of his paintings made in Berlin is ›Walkers along the Grunewaldsee‹. Viewers look over a tree trunk, in a luminous yellow black, and spreading branches, the intensive blue of the water, the green of the bank and its reflection in the water in a restless rhythm. All details are drawn with simple contours and broadly colored fields lending the scene, also imaginable as tranquil idyll, a certain rawness.
  • ProvenanceWalter Rathenau, Berlin
    Alfred Hess, Erfurt
    Hans Hess, London (Thekla Hess-Pauson)
    12.12.1956, R.N. Ketterer, Stuttgart (Auktion 1956)
    1956, Galerie Wilhelm Großhenning, Düsseldorf
    seit 1956, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,312
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Spaziergänger am Grunewaldsee
  • Obj_Title2_S: Walkers along the Grunewald Lake
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Spaziergänger am Grunewaldsee Walkers along the Grunewald Lake Spaziergänger am Grunewaldsee
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1911
  • Jahr von: 1,911
  • Jahr bis: 1,911
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 262
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0262
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 71 x 81 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Tempera on canvas
  • Obj_Technique_S:
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Tempera on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1956 with support of the City of Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
    Photo: Museum Folkwang
Commentary
Artists
Provenance

Walter Rathenau, Berlin
Alfred Hess, Erfurt
Hans Hess, London (Thekla Hess-Pauson)
12.12.1956, R.N. Ketterer, Stuttgart (Auktion 1956)
1956, Galerie Wilhelm Großhenning, Düsseldorf
seit 1956, Museum Folkwang, Essen