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“Im Sommer - 1904”

Colour linoleum block print

 

There are a couple of remarkable things that can be said about this innovative print by innovative Kandinsky. It is very hard to find anything about the image, the location of the original (I suspect in Munich “Städtische Sammlung” as part of Gabriele Münters generous bequest) or about the firm that printed the reproduction: “Epoca - Reproduktion”. I suspect the Museum’s repro department. The original print is shown in books treating “Blaue Reiter” artists (Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky, Lionel Feiniger etc…).  The composition apparently also exists as monochrome woodblock. 

The “Gabrielle Münter Stiftung des Städtischen Galerie” was founded in 1966 a few years after Gabrielle Münsters death in 1962 dating this high quality reprint in the 1970-80s ?



“Im Sommer - 1904”

Colour linoleum block print 

There are a couple of remarkable things that can be said about this innovative print by innovative Kandinsky. It is very hard to find anything (picture, text) about the image or about the firm who printed the reproduction “Epoca - Reproduktion”. The print however is shown in books treating “Blaue Reiter” artists (Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky, Lionel Feiniger). And it seems to exist as monochrome woodblock too. 

The Gabrielle Münter Stiftung des Städtischen Galerie was founded in 1966 a few years after Gabrielle Münsters death in 1962 dating this high quality reprint in the 19670-80s ?



“Summer of 1904”

Lovers Kandinsky and Münter travelled to the Netherlands in the summer of 1904. Kandinsky is known to have created paintings of Amsterdam and the beach in Scheveningen. Gabrielle Münter choose a canal lined with poplars near Edam. In 1905 they would settle in Paris.  


“Im Sommer - 1904”

Colour linoleum block print 

There are a couple of remarkable things that can be said about this innovative print by innovative Kandinsky. It is very hard to find anything (picture, text) about the image or about the firm who printed the reproduction “Epoca - Reproduktion”. The print however is shown in books treating “Blaue Reiter” artists (Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky, Lionel Feiniger). And it seems to exist as monochrome woodblock too. 

The Gabrielle Münter Stiftung des Städtischen Galerie was founded in 1966 a few years after Gabrielle Münsters death in 1962 dating this high quality reprint in the 19670-80s ?



Trying to find out more about EPOCA prints published by the Munich gallery half a dozen examples were found: 


1)    A reproduction of Munch’s 1896 lithographic print: “Liebespaar in Wellen”. A heliographic reproduction exists published 1923 by Verlag Ernst Arnold, Dresden.  

2)    A reproduction of Maillol’s chalk drawing:  “Modellstudie zum Denkmal für Claude Debussy”. In 1962 the Museum organised a Maillol exhibition. 


3)    A reproduction of Münter’s 1906 “Farblinolschnitt”: Kandinsky smoking a pipe.  (Click picture)


4-7  Prints by Christian Rohlfs, AHP Grieshaber, Picasso etc


These Museum reproductions are probablyafter originals from the Museum’s collections. 

gerbrandcaspers@icloud.com