Monday, May 12, 2014

Textures in Landscape

When I was in Buffalo recently I saw an exhibit by Anselm Kiefer called Landscapes.  The following photos are quotations from Kiefer and closeup photos of the textures in his painting.  His paintings are very large and these pictures are but a small portion of the whole.  I have posted the a full picture of each painting below.

Anselm Keifer's Painting's  Full size in same order as the texture close ups.

I have focused on the textures of Anselm Kiefer's paintings as I feel they highlight the poetic and political energy of his painting.  I found Kiefer's interpretation of landscape very powerful.  He has opened my mind to another way of looking.


  1. This is such an interesting post. I love the close ups of the painting textures. My favorite quote is the first one. I do believe that art is longing and hope.

  2. Yes, I do often feel as though I am tying invisible threads between things when I make my visions real. Great quote! These are amazing paintings. It's funny-- when I make jewelry I rarely used subdued colors like this, although I love them. I think that jewelry pieces would just fade into your clothing. It's a matter of scale and purpose. Thanks for the post and causing me to think on such things!


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