Willy Schlobach - Landschaft am Meer
Landschaft am Meer
Oil on panel, mounted on card and panel 31.9 x 41.9 cm Framed. Monogrammed and dated "WS 1904" in violet lower left. - Partially with fine craqueleur. The frame opening slightly soiled and minute loss of colour towards the left image margin. The support with a fracture running horizontally above the center of the image, its edges with few retouches.
Willy Schlobach is considered an important protagonist of Belgian Impressionism. Together with James Ensor he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and quickly found his way to an atmospheric landscape painting that was also praised highly by Georges Seurat. Schlobach was born in Belgium to German parents. In the context of World War I he decided to move to Lake Constance, and a large part of his late work is related to its landscapes. Our early work is an outstanding example of Schlobach's keen sense for the light of a landscape, which he knew how to capture with short brushstrokes in evocative tones of blue and violet.
Private collection, South Germany