Thursday, April 16, 2009

De Staël revisited, paintings by Gunter Wessmann


de stael revisited 2, 50 x 70 cm, oil on metal, 2008


de stael revisited 1, 50 x 70 cm, oil on metal, 2008

Wessmann's paintings de stael revisited are recalling the highly abstract landscape painter Nicolas de Stael in all it's grandness.


Nicolas de Staël was born in St. Petersburg in 1914, undocumented refugee in Belgium and France, suffering from depression committed suicide in Antibes in 1955.

“Il faut travailler beaucoup, une tonne de passion et cent grammes de patience.”


Je peindrai des tempètes, en rentrant ...

here for more images by de Stael

3 comments:

The Courteous Misanthrope said...

I don't much like his work, but you have to respect each suicide.

Cheerful Country Bumpkin said...

Why not a balcony in Antibes? nice ambience. A nasty crack, Mr. Wessmann! I know you mean no harm, but you show him the completion. Love it!

yolanda said...

i do love de stael!! i hate his suicide....

thank you for sharing!!
but the fist paintings remind me more of Rothko....

xo
yolanda