Art Ideal v.2 - Explore Contemporary Aesthetics

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MARLIESE SCHELLER b.1929, Saarbrücken, Germany Lives in Montreal, Canada

“Painting and drawing come to me intuitively. For me, art opened a door to a world of wonder, of magic; at least that was the first impression I had when I attended art school and that feeling has never left me. In my ‘black and white period’ I draw on the graphic tradition. As in woodcuts, the modelling is reduced to a minimum and the relief is created by strong contrasts (black for the Indian ink and white for the paper). Both construct space and suggest volume, but the transposition of the graphic technique to drawing allows for a larger format, precise lines and details.”

Le Silence Ink drawing on paper 60 x 95 cm

“I attended the Institute of Arts and Crafts in Saarbruck, where I was trained by Frans Masereel and Hermann Henry Gowa. I read oriental archaeology with André Parrot at the École du Louvre and my thesis brought me to Byblos, Lebanon, where I studied Early Bronze Age settlements and artifacts. While Antiquity made me aware of the richness of artistic forms, my predilections in Western painting crystallize around the works of Giotto and Michelangelo.” Le Vent Ink drawing on paper 56 x 72 cm

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