Lot No. 1202


Anton Faistauer


Anton Faistauer - Modern Art

(St. Martin/Lofer 1887–1930 Vienna) ‘Obststilleben mit Kanne, vor Kommode’, signed and dated A. Faistauer 1915, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 68.5 cm, framed (wooden strips), (K)

Franz Fuhrmann, Anton Faistauer, Residenz Verlag, Salzburg 1972, catalogue raisonné no. 102 (with ill.)

Provenance:
Private Ownership, Linz - acquired from a close relative of the artist

He completely gave up the arrogance that he had exhibited sometimes in earlier years, probably largely a form of self-defence. He dismissively discarded the elusive striving for cheap ‘effects’, no longer considering “sensational Modernism” to be worth aspiring to. He no longer was concerned to be seen by whomever as a ‘modernist’ painter, as had been the case at the time of his first and second public outings at art exhibitions in Vienna. He was not concerned about his, because he came to the conviction that any worldview based in temporality was mean-spirited and only valid to some degree. And, indeed, there was more than one colleague of Faistauer of the same age, whose works appear more ‘modern’ than his latest works; nonetheless, his contribution outstrips theirs by far in that it exhibits values which exceed the more or less questionable value of ‘modernity’. That is so apparent, that explanatory argumentation, to which the aftertaste of didacticism always adheres, ought to be unnecessary. Impartial, unspoiled viewers may become aware of the aromatic sweetness exuding from Faistauer’s pictures in great abundance without mediation. What he paints are beautiful sights on earth which are of the earth: its people, landscapes and the loveliest things in nature, its flower and fruits. He looked at all of them and painted them with love, with heartfelt, reverent love. In one of his pictures, there is a shimmer like silk, in another a glistening gleam like transparent enamel or the cracking open of glowing molten colours, and in everything, even the ones with muted tones, there is a restrained passion for colour, which deserves to be called masterly, ...

Arthur Roessler, Wiener Volksbuchverlag, 1947

Specialist: Mag. Elke Königseder Mag. Elke Königseder
+43-1-515 60-358

elke.koenigseder@dorotheum.at

28.11.2012 - 18:00

Realized price: **
EUR 97,900.-
Estimate:
EUR 90,000.- to EUR 140,000.-

Anton Faistauer


(St. Martin/Lofer 1887–1930 Vienna) ‘Obststilleben mit Kanne, vor Kommode’, signed and dated A. Faistauer 1915, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 68.5 cm, framed (wooden strips), (K)

Franz Fuhrmann, Anton Faistauer, Residenz Verlag, Salzburg 1972, catalogue raisonné no. 102 (with ill.)

Provenance:
Private Ownership, Linz - acquired from a close relative of the artist

He completely gave up the arrogance that he had exhibited sometimes in earlier years, probably largely a form of self-defence. He dismissively discarded the elusive striving for cheap ‘effects’, no longer considering “sensational Modernism” to be worth aspiring to. He no longer was concerned to be seen by whomever as a ‘modernist’ painter, as had been the case at the time of his first and second public outings at art exhibitions in Vienna. He was not concerned about his, because he came to the conviction that any worldview based in temporality was mean-spirited and only valid to some degree. And, indeed, there was more than one colleague of Faistauer of the same age, whose works appear more ‘modern’ than his latest works; nonetheless, his contribution outstrips theirs by far in that it exhibits values which exceed the more or less questionable value of ‘modernity’. That is so apparent, that explanatory argumentation, to which the aftertaste of didacticism always adheres, ought to be unnecessary. Impartial, unspoiled viewers may become aware of the aromatic sweetness exuding from Faistauer’s pictures in great abundance without mediation. What he paints are beautiful sights on earth which are of the earth: its people, landscapes and the loveliest things in nature, its flower and fruits. He looked at all of them and painted them with love, with heartfelt, reverent love. In one of his pictures, there is a shimmer like silk, in another a glistening gleam like transparent enamel or the cracking open of glowing molten colours, and in everything, even the ones with muted tones, there is a restrained passion for colour, which deserves to be called masterly, ...

Arthur Roessler, Wiener Volksbuchverlag, 1947

Specialist: Mag. Elke Königseder Mag. Elke Königseder
+43-1-515 60-358

elke.koenigseder@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Modern Art
Date: 28.11.2012 - 18:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 17.11. - 28.11.2012


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