Vera Leutloff - Moment: Tau (Moment: Thaw), 2010

Oil on canvas

60 x 70 cm
23 x 27 inch

Signed, dated, marked with work number on the reverse

N 9067

2,900 €

About the work

Precision and a both stringent and complex compositional structure are among the foremost characteristics of Vera Leutloff’s painting. Thus also in this wonderful painting from the Moment series, finely coordinated and balanced in terms of colour. Similar to in the Vorbei (Over) paintings, consisting of strips of colour of various widths, the Moment works, however, follow a vertical orientation, not seldom in combination with a lateral, rectangular picture format. The gaze of the viewer thus moves from top to bottom and back again and can become lost in the endlessness of the cosmos.

Once again, like so often in the works of the artist, the addendum to the series title provides access to an atmospheric space that refers to nature. Not concretely tangible, but circumspectly suggested in the delicate colours of the painting, including bright, lucid shades of blue, grey and pink, one seems to perceive the falling dew. One feels as if transported into the fresh morning air of a cool spring day, in which the remaining humidity of the clear night is descending onto the flowers and meadows, the blades of grass and the spider webs.

It is the consonance of a pictorial composition consisting of simple, basic elements in series, in combination with the extremely lively, painterly brushwork and the atmospheric appeals to nature that lend the paintings of Vera Leutloff an entirely special, poetic quality, without equal in contemporary painting.

Text authored and provided by Dr. Doris Hansmann, Art historian

Studies of art history, theater, film and television, English and Romance Languages at the University of Cologne, doctorated in 1994. Research assistant at the Art Museum Düsseldorf. Lecturer and project manager at Wienand Verlag, Cologne. Freelance work as an author, editor and book producer for publishers and museums in Germany and abroad. From 2011 chief editor at Wienand Verlag, from 2019 to 2021 senior editor at DCV, Dr. Cantz’sche Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin. Numerous publications on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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