IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN
380 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
LARGE-SIZED TRIOLOGY AS TRIPTYCH.
We are all connected with nature. If we are thoughtful, if we are regardful, we can feel and see the strong bonds between earth and us. From the beginning to the end of time life is dictated by light, seasons and by darkness, water and winds. We all have our fate. And we are on a lifelong journey from source to sea, from the mountains to the valleys. Life's path is no straight line but sometimes a labyrinth. We have to cross lightless forests and wintry plateaus, have to face strong storms and bleak deserts. But every trip, every turn and new risk makes us stronger and wiser. We are failing but learning. Day by day we come closer to our roots. Will we learn the lesson(s) and move on? We do need the night to recognize the beauty of light. It is so much more than a metaphor. Darkness is not the end. It is just the last step before the returning daylight. It can be an alliance or a duel, but in the end nature will always win.
I share the opinion of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), that paintings contain not only a creative message as single piece. You can look at them also in a major conceptional context. This triology IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN combines three very poetic works (2016/2017) from aesthetic standpoints as well as with regard to contents.
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The triptych combines following works and should "read" from left to right:
"WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON SACRED LAND"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
left part of the triptych
"WHERE THE WHITE WINDS BLOW II"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2016. 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
center part of the triptych
"WHEN MORNING CONQUERS THE DARK OF NIGHT"
arylic and oil on canvas, 2017, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
right part of the triptych
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"It is said that the darkest hour is just before the dawn."
- Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
- Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
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All of these paintings also for sale as single pieces here at Artfinder. This triology offers a price advantage in comparision to the summarized single selling prices. For further information about the specific topic of each artwork please visit the pages of the 3 single paintings at Artfinder.
This triology contains 3 single paintings, each in acrylic and oil on canvas and each with dimensions of 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm. I prefer a hanging distance each of 10 cm between the 3 single paintings. Complete dimensions of this artwork, including the hanging space between the single paintings: 380 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm.
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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED TRIPTYCH. For a large-scale, 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 three paintings wear my signature on the front and are signed, entitled and dated on the backside and need a single hanging (no backside connections between the paintings). Deliberately the sides are not part of the painting and show the black painted canvas. The three paintings are ready to hang (on the backsides: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and don’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.
Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this artwork 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.
oil and acrylic on canvas