Seekofel (2810 m) Pragser Wildsee, Braies vecchia/Dolomiten, Sommer 1935
Watercolor and pencil
64 x 47 cm (25 1/4 x 18 1/2 in) (unframed)
Signed lower right recto
The work is from Hannah Höch's series of watercolors produced during her travels. The work was produced during a hiking trip to the Dolomite Alps in 1935. On this vacation trip to the South Tyrolean region around Braies vecchia, Höch met her future husband Heinz Kurt Matthies who was a passionate mountaineer.
Hannah Höch considered herself a rational person and distrusted emotions, but she loved adventure and the unknown. She was a born traveler, whether placing herself next to Neil Armstrong on the moon in a collage or climbing the Eiffel Tower. These were always both educational journeys and anarchic adventures. Her many real journeys stand on equal footing with the imaginary ones, to distant artistic worlds or to friends in page-long letters.