Morning Shadows
  • Gabriele Münter
  • Berlin 1877 - 1962 Murnau
  • Morning Shadows, 1924
  • Watercolour over black chalk, on paper,
  • monogram with pencil lower left: (interlaced),
    estate stamp on the verso,
    inscribed and dated by the artist
    on the mount: Morgenschatten / 1924
  • 320 × 390 mm
Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation, Munich

After her return from Scandinavia and an almost depressive abstention from painting, Gabriele Münter first began a renewed engagement with landscape themes in the course of 1923. Here, local motifs from Murnau and its surroundings took priority.

Particularly in the following winter, she derived new inspiration from the snow-bound world of the Bavarian foothills of the Alps. Primarily works on paper date from this time, characterised by a new ease of linearity with restrained applications of wash in few colours.