Frost by Alexander Kanoldt

Lithograph, 1923.


Art work details

Original Title :
Rauhreif oder Frost
Year of production :
Alexander Kanoldt
Medium :
Original print, Lithograph
Paper (wove), Ink
Dimensions :
height: 47.8 cms; width: 36.3 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Christie's
Catalogue References:
Ammann L13. Söhn 52004-8.
Landscape, Lithograph, Weimar Republic, Architecture, Kanoldt

One of eight plates with text by Hans Weigert of the Dritte Jahresgabe Album No. 21, edition of 150, published 1923 by Arndt Beyer, Leipzig. In a linen-covered board portfolio.

The frost of the title gives an additional sharp white edge to the characteristic cold light and hard-edged forms of Kanoldt’s motionless landscape. The building in the distance, fronted by an open tract of land, is not visibly accessible and the complete emptiness of the scene makes it appear strange and disturbing.