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Object

0039

Wilhelm Thöny

(Graz 1888 - 1949 New York)

„View of Paris“
1933-36
oil on canvas on hardboard
41 x 49 cm
signed on the upper left: Thöny

Provenance

private collection, Salzburg;
private property, Austria

Literature

Christa Steinle / Günther Holler-Schuster (ed.), Wilhelm Thöny. Im Sog der Moderne, exhibition catalogue Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz 2013, cat.-no. 329 (with ill.)

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It feels almost as if the spectator was falling from lofty heights into the metropolis below, whose buildings rise around him, iridescently and vibrantly. The light shades and short brushstrokes oscillate, seem to be alive. For Thöny, Paris is a „roaring, thousandfold beautiful and interesting city“, „perfectly shaped and positive.“ This city will change Thöny‘s style and usher in one of his most important creative phases.