This is an unusual and very decorative mixed-media PAINTING created by the Viennese Secessionist RUDOLF PETRIK (1922-1991) and dating back to around 1950. The landscape is rendered in a near abstract manner with bright colors and partly thickly applied brush strokes.
This is a very unusual painting by Rudolf Petrik (1922 - 1991): created towards the end of his naturalistic phase, in which he often painted landscapes and urban scenes. This exemplar is near abstract and does not resemble Petrik's often realist approach to his subjects. An image full of color and light, the Austrian painter envisions a nature scene with vineyards and blooming apricot trees in a powerful flow of movement and colors.
Rudolf Petrik studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Professor Josef Dobrowsky and Robin Christian Andersen. He was a member of the Vienna Secessionists - the famous Austrian Artist Association founded by Gustav Klimt in 1897. Only the most outstanding academic painters were entitled to join the Vienna Secession.
Rudolf Petrik is a listed artist at Artprice, I found auction results of more than $4.500.00. Already in his life time he was appreciated by connoisseurs and collectors - main works of Rudolf Petrik are to be found in public museums like the "Oesterreichische Galerie" and the "Neue Galerie" in Linz as well as in excellent private collections.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Austria.
DATE: Around 1950.
ARTIST: Rudolf Petrik (1922 - 1991).
MARKS: On the back we find the estate mark with the catalogue of works numbering "239/57", the dating "around 1950" and the titling "landscape".
MATERIAL: Watercolor & gouache on thick paper.
MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE: Fine hand painting.
CONDITION: Good ORIGINAL as found condition with some abrasions, creases pinholes and minor material loss along the edges. NO RESTORATION!
SIZE: Size is 21.3 x 15.3 inches.
Item ID: A3961
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