We are happy to announce that the work „Still Blue“ enters the Kunstsammlung Deutscher Bundestag.
Sibylle Springer, “Still Blue”, 2018, Acryl auf Leinwand, 130 x 100 cm
Springer’s painting refers to a work of Margaretha Haverman, who was a female 18th-century painter from the Netherlands; thus this painting consists of two female authorships.
Springer sands the surface of her painting so that kind of injuries arise; the flowers fanish in a dust of raw canvas that gives the painting a different kind of appearance and vibrancy. „Still Blue“ leads attention to topics like beauty, caducity, gender and last but not least refers to the preconditions that are needed to invent and create imagery. In the 18th century, the Netherlands’ colonies offered a wider range of motivs of flowers than before. Artists could creat bouquets that didn’t exist in reality as the single blossoms bloomed on different continents in different time slots.
On the website of the MET you can find a graphic that depicts every single flower of Haverman’s painting – and therefore of Springer’s as well.