oil on canvas
115,5 x 136 cm (45 1/2 x 53 1/2 in.)
signed with monogram and dated in the center of the left margin signed, dated, titled and inscribed by Georg Tappert on the reverse, and with the old and new estate number and the dimensions
Wilhelm Morgner is considered an exceptional talent of Expressionism. His paintings, which move between figuration and abstraction, impress with the expressive luminosity of their colours and the rhythmization of motif and image space through lines, waves, circles and dots. In his tireless search for artistic forms of expression, the young artist orientates himself on painters as diverse as Rembrandt, Jean-François Millet, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac or Robert Delaunay. In addition, it is the expressionists around Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and Alexej Jawlensky, to whom he feels an artistic and spiritual relationship. Although Morgner's astonishing development was suddenly ended by the First World War, he left behind a remarkable oeuvre that is trend-setting for the modern age. In an obituary for the fallen friend, the writer Theodor Däubler describes Morgner's development as a way "into the immeasurable maybe!" and his work as a "spring-like promise".