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Duttenkragentier Sketch

The ‘Duttenkragentier’

A stay on Sylt in spring 2017. The AWI research station. The Wadden Sea. Dykes and salt marshes. An island rich in contrast in every respect. The flat land in the north of Germany allows a wide view. But the landscape is never boring. Wind and weather give it a constantly changing face. The North…

A stay on Sylt in spring 2017. The AWI research station. The Wadden Sea. Dykes and salt marshes. An island rich in contrast in every respect.

The flat land in the north of Germany allows a wide view. But the landscape is never boring. Wind and weather give it a constantly changing face. The North Sea with its high and low tides also plays its part. Low tide and high tide in turn are a prerequisite for the formation of salt marshes. The salt marshes are often used as grazing areas for salt marsh sheep.

On Sylt, luxury brands meet pure nature. The island is not only rich in contrasts for the painter’s eye.

The first sketches for the painting “Das Duttenkragentier” (see article image) were quickly created, initially without the circle in the background. The painting developed over a fairly long period of time, culminating in this version from 2018.

The cowl neck animal
Acrylic on cotton
80×90 cm
ditArdo

Nomination for the Art Prize of the Kulturstiftung Kreisparkasse Karlsruhe 2020
Wit and irony – art prize exhibition

The “Duttenkragentier” convinced the art prize jury and was selected from 509 submitted works for this year’s art prize exhibition.

Jury:
Prof. Dr. Götz Adriani
Dr. Brigitte Baumstark, Director of the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
Prof. Erwin Gross, State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Pia Müller-Tamm, Director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Curt Diehm
Dr. Sigrid Ingenohl
Savings Bank Director Michael Huber, Chairman of the Board of Sparkasse Karlsruhe

Unfortunately, the exhibition fell victim to the corona pandemic

Das Duttenkragentier Acryl auf Baumwolle 80×90 cm ditArdo
Das Duttenkragentier Acryl auf Baumwolle 80×90 cm ditArdo