IF I WERE A LITTLE BIRD
120 x 100 x 4 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
First verse of the traditional German folksong "Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär", first published 1778 and popular to date. In English translation: "If I Were A little Bird". It is a song about an unfulfilled and bittersweet love.
If I were a little bird
And also had two little wings
I would fly to you.
But because that cannot be,
I remain just here.
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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For an aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message.
I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 4 cm wide) are not part of the painting and show the “naked” white canvas with few paint splatters (as typical for professional original paintings). The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter and my poem (written for this painting) as an additional part of the artwork.
Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.
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acrylic and oil on canvas