Nicholaos Gysis (Greek 1842-1901) House interior in Oberaudorf 26.5 x 34 cm. (10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)
Lot 30
Nicholaos Gysis (Greek 1842-1901) House interior in Oberaudorf 26.5 x 34 cm. (10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)
Sold for £9,560 (US$ 12,026) inc. premium

Lot Details
Nicholaos Gysis (Greek 1842-1901)
House interior in Oberaudorf
signed, inscribed and dated 'N.G./Oberaudorf ’85' (lower right); bearing the stamp 'N. Gysis' twice and signed 'N. Gysis' by his daughter Margarita (on the reverse)
oil on canvas laid down on cardboard
26.5 x 34 cm. (10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • The present work is one in a series of interior scenes in Oberaudorf, painted in 1885 by Gysis, a leading exponent of the Munich School and the greatest Greek artist of the 19th century. Two other works in this series are illustrated in Nelli Missirli’s Gysis (nos. 88 and 89, p. 144). The German interior highlights the artist’s skill in handling light and colour and his proficiency in depicting a sense of space, both trademarks of his work. His preoccupation with the problem of rendering natural light appears in his work much earlier than it does in the work of his German contemporaries, and became evident soon after the1869 Munich International Exposition, where the works of French plein air painters were presented. In most of his genre scenes of Greek life, many of which take place indoors, light plays the leading role, throwing emphasis on particular aspects of the narrative. In this intimate work, Gysis studies and analyses the expressive and descriptive effects of light, capturing the mood and atmosphere of the interior and bringing the texture of objects into relief.
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