The watercolour shows a depiction of different agricultural tools and vessels. Every object is labeled. The painting is in good condition with slight faults on the lower right margin, the frame shows traces of wear and old worm holes. Signed upper left “Max Raffler”, titled upper middle “Landwirtschaftliche Geräte und Gefäße“ (agricultural tools and vessels). The overall dimensions are 30 x 37.5 cm and 24.5 x 31.5 cm (cardboard).
Max Raffler (1902 – 1988)
Raffler was discovered by a tutor at the Munich academy of art. Raffler won the second prize at an international exhibition and gained fame.
The term Naïve Art is a modern art style which has been acquired by mostly self-taught artists who taught themselves certain artistic knowledge. The naïve painter uses lively, brilliant colours and shows the motifs strongly simplified and abstract. This style was discovered in Paris around 1900. In the late 1920s the term “Naive art” was first used by the German art dealer Wilhelm Uhde (1874-1947). In the late 1930s the artistic movement reached a huge audience through a World's Fair, which exhibited in Paris, Zurich, London and New York.