The Painter Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita – Siegfried

On the occasion of the illustration of a Sagenbuches to the Nibelung saga Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita has created the image Siegfried like painted poetry converge the colors with great intensity and luminosity to fantastical paintings of blazing intensity. Idiosyncratic interpretations of Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita, works full of riddles and symbols, created in a traditional technique of the 17th century. Dreams in gold, red and blue – pictures made visible. Siegfried: On the occasion of the illustration of a Sagenbuches has the artist with the Nibelung saga set apart and created a cycle. Filed under: Verizon Communications. Siegfried is framed by the Dragon, he stands alone in the pose of a warlike dancer and shows his challenging presence as well as Fafnir’s death. The raised spear reminds it of the magician in Tarot image…

and the sword are the tools that call the fate of the plan, perhaps in the form of the great serpent. He knows about the melancholy of the inevitable struggle, which is not always a winner, and the Not always the loser is killed. His own fate is linked to the death of the Dragon and no longer avoidable. Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita uses the technology of the Monotype not as described in the terms of trade. Neither glass nor rollers are used.

“The technique of my self-developed, modified colour Monotype mixing technique is only a medium with which I specifically, but also playful, can represent what I want for me,” explains the artist. “I can and I want my imagination and my inner pictures that are not to copy, free rein – want to tell and say something, stimulate and the viewers leave the room to discover themselves.” It relies only on intuition the painter who grew up in the Dominican Republic and can exploit the limits of their talent. The artist began painting at the age of ten and was a Dominican philosopher circle already youthful age. “Life has me marked permanently, the cheerful singing and dancing People, their helpfulness – and, despite the poverty and misery also”tells Roswitha out of her life there. “As a child I spoke only Spanish and thought a different way of thinking and living – Spanish – lighter, looser, and gay.” German she learned only after their departure to Germany in 1962, studying failed at the Folkwang-Hochschule, despite Stipendum in the bag, to the opposition of the parents. Roswitha’s breakthrough came at the end of the 1980s with countless exhibitions and book illustrations, still, she founded the “workshop for poetic painting”, to give where art classes for children. With their works, she would represent the perfect and imperfect but people in his multifaceted and aesthetically Pack also “own femininity”, the difficulties as a woman. In her Cologne Atelier small Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita creates new works and exhibitions organized in the future. “It drives me to do this, to stay, to paint unique and to be true to me in terms of aesthetic.” Roswitha’s Web page presents a selection of unique and thus an insight into their highly creative bandwidth. Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita on the Web: text: Winfried Brumma / Ilona Elisabeth Schwartz / Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita photo courtesy of Roswitha Gehrke-Lajovita

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