Rolf Cavael

"Ohne Titel (Untitled)", 1976

Watercolour over lithograph on paper

48,5 x 40 cm / framed 65 x 57 cm  ″

Monogrammed bottom right "CA",
Under the motif dated left "1976",
Marked in the Middle "76/54,
Signed right "Cavael"

- with craftsman's frame -

N 9199

6,500 EURO


About the work

Rolf Cavael is among the chief exponents of the German Informel movement. After having worked for many years as a graphic artist, he began to fashion predominantly small–format abstract works which revealed his pre–occupation with the Bauhaus movement and the influence of Wassily Kandinsky. Together with Willi Baumeister, Gerhard Fietz, Rupprecht Geiger, Willi Hempel, Brigitte Matschinsky–Denninghoff and Fritz Winter, he founded ZEN 49 in 1949, a Munich–based group of non–figurative artists.
Initially, Cavael painted primarily dark floating forms over a monochrome ground, before gradually adopting a brighter palette to create more open, linear and dynamic coloured forms. In the 1970s his compositions, including this present water–colour, which was painted over a lithograph, became "lighter, more lyrical and more liberated in their visual associations. Cavael attaches less priority to the elements and configurations, and more to evoking a tranquil presence."
(Erik Schönenberg: "Rolf Cavael", in: exh–cat. "Kunst des Westens. Deutsche Kunst 1945 – 1960", Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen 1996, Cologne 1996, p. 45)
(Eva Müller–Remmert)

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