Auctionata /Jun 19, 2014
Artworks in Arcadja2
Some works of Fritz PontiniExtracted between 2 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Auctionata -Jun 19, 2014 - BerlinLot number: 67
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The present painting by Friedrich Pontini depicts an atmospheric winter landscape. The viewer looks over a snowy hill to a snow-covered valley with a couple of colorful houses. Behind it extends a forest and a lake lies in the distance. Soft shades of blue and brown gray, amidst the white of the snow surfaces, are effectively complemented by color accents in ocher and brick-red. Pontini was able to capture the wintery atmosphere of a small rural village set in a serene scenery. The painting is in very good condition. The canvas has been relined. The work is unframed. It is signed ‘F. PONTINI’’’’ lower left. There are remains of an exhibition label with the date of 1905 on the verso. The stretcher frame measures 50 x 44 cm. Friedrich Pontini (1874-1912) Friedrich Pontini studied at the art school Brechler and then painting under Franz Rumpler and graphic art under William Unger at the Vienna Academy. Already during his studies Pontini was honored with several awards. From 1902 onwards he exhibited his works at the Hagendbund and later at the Vienna Künstlerhaus. In 1908 he became a member of the Künstlerhaus. Pontini found the themes for his landscapes in the Czech Republic, on the Baltic Sea and in northern Italy. He worked as a painter as well as graphic artist. In addition to impressionist landscapes he created vedutas and paintings of birds. Friedrich Pontini (1874-1912), Painting, Winter Landscape, 1905 Friedrich Pontini (1874-1912), Painting, Winter Landscape, 1905 Oil on canvas, relined Austria, circa 1905 Friedrich Pontini (1874-1912) – Austrian landscape painter Signed ‘F. PONTINI’’’’ lower left Verso remains of an exhibition label with the date of 1905 Dimensions: 50 x 44 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection Austria Atmospheric landscape with houses inspired by the Impressionist tradition The present painting by Friedrich Pontini depicts an atmospheric winter landscape. The viewer looks over a snowy hill to a snow-covered valley ...