Herta Günther (1934-2018) - Pastels

04.09. - 09.10.2021

In her pastels Herta Günther used the potential of oil painting in combination with the technique of drawing, she also mastered both methods. Mainly she painted with the three colors that have been used since the beginning of pastel painting in the 15th century: Black, white and red. This reduced color palette, the picture details as well as the striking figures give her paintings a captivating appeal. Their looks and poses are unusual and when looking into the pictures the viewer tries to look behind the facades of the portrayed and to guess what shaped them. Herta Günther found her "types" during visits to cafés and bars. Here she observed, then pulled out the pen, sketched and noted the essentials. 6.9.21EW

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