T. Lux Feininger

À La Recherche Du Chat Blanc

   

À la Recherche du Chat Blanc
À La Recherche Du Chat Blanc Repro: SC
  • 1939, in New York, 511 East 85th St.
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 34 × 24 18 inches(63 × 61 cm)

  • Inscr. upper left: LUX

    TLF: "A La Recherche Du Chat Blanc", 1939 [101]; "A La Recherche du Chat Blanc", 1939 New York E.85St. [102, Nr. 341]

    Private collection Germany
    Provenance: 1998 sold to Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, D/Zug, CH, sold

  • TLF: "The idea of a state of soul beyond good or bad is somehow at the bottom of several compositions I painted in the next few years. I call them “dream paintings” because I am not a surrealist. The intention (if they have one) is that of a life-preserver. The first of its kind was A La Recherche du Chat Blanc. It was an exciting adventure to work out the many important details of the various figures ... [It] was not a single dream situation, but ... a composite of several aspects and situations. ... The gigantic figure of a savagely grinning female demon in an outfit like a cow-girl’s ... drawing on white gloves [over] the contorted fingers ... suggested to me giving the picture its post-humous title of the "White Cat". [105]

  • Themes:  Literature & Phantasies

Exhibitions

Welten-Segler - T. Lux Feininger zum 100. Geburtstag, Werke 1929-1942. 2010 Kiel - Kiel, Kunsthalle zu Kiel: 5. Juni - 29. August 2010
- Paderborn, Städtische Galerie am Abdinghof: 20. Februar - 1. Mai 2011
- Quedlinburg, Lyonel-Feininger Galerie: 15. Mai - 28. August 2011
- Hannover, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte/Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte: 29. October 2011 - 22. Januar 2012

T. Lux Feininger - Ein Malerleben im 20. Jahrhundert. 2005 Halle (Saale), Nr. 7.

Feininger - Vater und Söhne. 2001 Karlsruhe, Nr. 51

T. Lux Feininger: Von Dessau nach Amerika - Der Weg eines Bauhäuslers. 1998 Hamburg-Altona

T. Lux Feininger: Von Dessau nach Amerika - Der Weg eines Bauhäuslers. 1998 Halle (Saale), Nr. 28

Literature

Welten-Segler - T. Lux Feininger zum 100. Geburtstag, Werke 1929-1942. Ulrich Luckhardt [Hg./ed.], Peter Thurmann [Hg./ed.], Wolfgang Büche, Dagmar Lott-Reschke 2010 Köln, S./p. 113, 120. Abb./ill.

Feininger - Eine Künstlerfamilie. Ursula Merkel [Hg./ed.], Wolfgang Büche, T. Lux Feininger,  u.a./et al 2001 Karlsruhe, S./p. 94, 161, Abb./ill.

T. Lux Feininger: Von Dessau nach Amerika - Der Weg eines Bauhäuslers. Wolfgang Büche [Hg./ed.], T. Lux Feininger, Ulrich Luckhardt, Emilie Norris 1998 Halle, S./p. 140

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