Rita Madelaine Loewenthal
The Metaphysics of Mountains and Landscapes
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal (RML) is fascinated by the signs of decay and new beginnings in landscape viewing, which are often diametrically opposed to the perceived eternity of the Swiss mountain landscape. In contrast to the landscape paintings of the Renaissance, Baroque or Romantic periods, which convey a real experience of nature to the viewer, Loewenthal does not intend to depict an untouched natural space or a topographical portrait of the Swiss mountain world. With this value-free approach, the artist succeeds in bringing uniqueness and beauty to the canvas. In her paintings, the mountains tell stories of silence, devotion, and forgiveness. In reduction, Loewenthal creates permanence and power, recreates the myth of the holy grail.
RML's landscapes are based on Chinese ink paintings that address the cycle of decay, survival and new beginnings in nature. Loewenthal underscores her vision with a thick primer of seven layers of gold ground. Gold, as a uniquely luminous material, powerfully supports the transcendence of the here and now.
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal: Aufbruch der Materie II / Acryl on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2022
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal: Berner Oberland I / Acryl on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal: Transzendenz II / Acryl on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal: Matterhorn / Acryl on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2021
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