Caribbean Flamingo and poppies on line, 25/VI 2010
Acryl auf Leinwand, 80 x 70 cm. ZE/M 11764
"Natur und Kunst, sie scheinen sich zu fliehen" Goethe considers in 1802 in his sonnet of the same title and refutes this assumption already in the following verses. The artists of the Dutch still-lifes out of the 17th and the 18th century showed quite plainly that Nature and Art are no contrasts. In their combination in fact they celebrate a symbiosis on a high level. Wolfgang Zelmer continues this symbiosis in rare mastery and in this way he placed the still-life-painting in contemporary art. He captures the magnificence of nature in poetic compositions and at the same time his still-lifes are full of contemporary and individual composition. The current artworks of Wolfgang Zelmer are in this consequence. With these he succeeded another time to revive this classic genre.