Öl auf Leinwand, 33 x 41 cm. MEY/M 9655
Dancing gods and ghosts. Omen of approaching occurrences. Celestial signs for a successful beaten battle. People in the north of America, Asia and Europe have tried ever to interpret the appearance of the polar lights. Earliest chronicles are older than 2000 years. In the 18th century first scientific attempts were started and today the natural occurrence of the polar lights is explored meteorologically and it is scientifically classified as a photometeor. But this natural spectacle hasn't lost its attraction. This is perceptible in a physical way by regarding the paintings out of the current work series of Harry Meyer. The depiction of light, rain or the energy between sky and earth has been work-immanent elements from the very beginning. Almost abstract compositions found their point of reference in the depiction of landscape. But now the artist disclosed landscape in favour of a depiction of light. And the light takes up the image space in an uncompromising way. Enhanced landscape painting as a sensuous experience of nature. The coloured and whirling light-band is moving between sky and earth and has eliminated the darkness by glaring the sky in conflagrant colours and by dunking the sky into a golden glow: NOX AUREA.