Saturday, December 01, 2012

Winter landscape

A suitable subject for the start of the meteorological winter. I first came across the art of German contemporary master Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) in an exhibition at the Bilbao Guggenheim some years ago. His often desolate creations have always made a strong impression on me, and this painting from 1970 is no exception. Bleak but fascinating. More on Kiefer in the linked wikipedia article.