Enrique Mayer, Uruguay & Argentina (by descent from the above)
Private Collection, Argentina (acquired from the family of the above. Sold: Sotheby's, London, 20th June 2005, lot 24)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
In 1910 Heckel travelled to Dangast, a small fishing-village on Germany’s North Sea, as well as to Moritzburg, where he painted together with Kirchner and Pechstein. Attracted by the freedom, wilderness and simplicity of these remote places away from the city, Heckel produced works in which the fluidity and expressiveness of the brushstrokes reflect his sense of artistic liberation. Painted in a lush, verdant park near Dresden, Parklandschaft is characterised by a dynamic and highly expressive, Fauve-like palette, in which the strong, flame-like red stands in sharp contrast to the deep blues and greens. Devoid of human presence, the only hint at civilisation in this work is the road stretching across the composition, with a bridge in the centre.
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