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- Carl Moll
- Landscape in the Riviera Ligure, Italy
- signed with initials lower left
- oil on canvas
- 60 by 60cm., 23½ by 23½in.
Private collection, France; thence by descent
The present work was probably painted circa 1931 in Rapallo, a small town on the Riviera Ligure, during one of the artist's many trips to Italy. Carl Moll was a great admirer of the beauty of nature, and throughout his career explored still-life painting and landscape. As in most of his other landscapes, Nature is portrayed here as peaceful, regenerative and timeless, a sunny antidote to the torrent of violence that was sweeping Europe at the time. Carl Moll was largely influenced by his teacher Emil Jakob Schindler, and upon his death the artist married Schindler’s widow, Anna, thus becoming the stepfather of Alma Schindler, later Alma Mahler. Moll was also the co-founder of the Vienna Secession with Gustav Klimt in 1897.