SEA AND SKY AND MELANCHOLIA AT THE END OF SUMMER
acrylic and oil on canvas
380 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
LARGE-SIZED TRIOLOGY AS TRIPTYCH.
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 SEA AND SKY AND MELANCHOLIA AT THE END OF SUMMER combines three new and essential of my works (2015/2016) from aesthetic standpoints as well as with regard to contents.
Summer is over soon and the days getting shorter again. Autumn is on the way. We feel the last warm breeze on our skin. Blue surrounds us and is the dominant colour. We are in between summer and autumn, in between blossom and fading. But we are just bystanders, we have no right to a say in a matter. Sea and sky exist from the beginning to the end of all times. And what about us? Do we have collect enough precious summer moments to survive the cold and darker days? With every new year the summer feels shorter, and life too. Where are the endless summer months at the seaside, far away from daily routine, where are our younger and lighthearted days? Hope is beyond the horizon line. But we are fighters and we have nothing to fear. Sea and sky and sometimes also melancholia will accompany us. And we should remember Dylan Thomas and his poem: "Do not go gentle into that good night." Next summer will come. Farewell warming sun. This is not the finale.
The triptych combines following works and should "read" from left to right:
"EVENFALL AT THE FRONTIER"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2015, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
left part of the triptych
"WHERE THE WHITE WINDS BLOW"
acrylic and oil on canvas, 2016, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
center part of the triptych
"TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD AND BEYOND"
arylic and oil on canvas, 2016, 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 2 cm
right part of the triptych
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"Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage again the dying of the light."
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All of these paintings also for sale as single pieces here at Artfinder. This triptych 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.
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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED TRIOLOGY. 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 they are signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 2 cm wide) are not part of the paintings and show the “naked” white canvas with few paint splatters (as typical for professional original paintings). The 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. All paintings need a single hanging (no backside connections between the paintings). This triology contains 3 single paintings, each in acrylic and oil on canvas and with dimensions of 120 (w) x 150 (h) 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 2cm.
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 poems (written for the three paintings) 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 triptych 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.
acrylic and oil on canvas