|Comments and Simulations |
The artistic and personal development to be traced here is sketched using all surviving works, beginning with a small painting done at the age of 12, made with unsuitable paint on a slat of chipboard (» Nr. 1). The comments to these works try to make this amazing development from an average boy to a dedicated painter comprehensible. Right now, they reach up to work » No. 224 in German and are supposed to be continued once time and energy is available; also a translation to English is desirable. So far, Google is called to the rescue.
The fun here started when in addition to those comments I began to simulate hanging, first in mock-up museum or living environments, then real flats -- try the random choice mechanism here: refresh › Key F5 -- or better still enjoy right away one of the small, configurable slide shows:
› Photos can be appreciated as studies in framing as well, try for example › Huge, 45 files). Also see › Gallery for a systematic approach.
A quick overview of the aforementioned simulation experience:
Simulation museum setting (analogous to the Louvre Test):
Sense and purpose of this exercise
By end of 2010 the remarks from the oeuvre catalogue › Stürenburg 2007 have been greatly expanded and transferred to the internet (translation to English so far by Google). The last finished comment to date relates to › Number 224. The comment to › Number 80 produced the idea to not only compare but also present works on the wall. From there on, a living room simulation, augmented by interesting frames, leads to a better judgment. In August 2011, samples of modern interior design were integrated, even for previous numbers.
Initially with › Number 94, from › Number 139 systematically all works are not only compared with each other but also with well known works by other artists (called Louvre Test in honor of the famous test for Picasso in 1944). Beginning with › Number 164, more realistic ambiences are developed. A randomly selected examplelso to the pairings with colleagues here:
Simulation Louvre Test: (In honor of the famous test for Picasso in 1944 = confrontation with colleague's works - only in direct confrontation the power and strength of a piece is revealed.)
This adventure proved to be very interesting. Those new comments, only possible by means of the internet, expand the remarks of the printed catalog raisonné in many ways. Works having a comment are tagged wth the symbol . Any work having been presented with another has a list of those works beneath, so it is easy to see those in different settings and pairings.