Katzensilber. Land zwischen Mihel und Aist. Mühlviertel (signed)

by Gerhard Trumler


Photographs: Gerhard Trumler

Text: Adalbert Stifter

Publisher: Bibliothek der Provinz

156 pages

Year: 1996

ISBN: 978-3-85252-113-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardcover, 30 x 28 cm.

Gerhard Trumler is telling a story in which nothing unusual occurs and which he could not have forgotten. So inconspicuous and haunting are the objects of the photographer, who, like Adalbert Stifter, turns to the small things of nature and the simple people who live with and in it. The secret of these recordings lies in a technique that tries to achieve sharpness in all parts of the image. In this way, they undermine the "painterly or impressionistic" possibilities of photography in favor of an aperspectival level of detail that comes close to Stifter's musivistic descriptive art; a flowering of his most beautiful depictions of nature accompanies the pictures very appropriately. Neither Stifter nor Trumler's pictures are very comfortable. Everything small only reflects the laws of an ice-cold universe or one that is consumed by fire disasters. The medium and warm are always threatened human achievements. It has grown cold in many of the pictures in this book and wallpaper painted on them can no longer hide the poverty. Today, in addition to the uncomfortable idyll of the donor world, there is also the historical aspect of obsolescence. Trumler shows a vanishing form of life with different measures of time and its own poetry. His art is based on avoiding any sentimentality, insisting on coldness, forlornness, narrowness and the poverty of this existence. Beauty is the unexpected, it comes out of the calm that images and texts convey.


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Katzensilber. Land zwischen Mihel und Aist. Mühlviertel (signed)

by Gerhard Trumler


Photographs: Gerhard Trumler

Text: Adalbert Stifter

Publisher: Bibliothek der Provinz

156 pages

Year: 1996

ISBN: 978-3-85252-113-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardcover, 30 x 28 cm.

Gerhard Trumler is telling a story in which nothing unusual occurs and which he could not have forgotten. So inconspicuous and haunting are the objects of the photographer, who, like Adalbert Stifter, turns to the small things of nature and the simple people who live with and in it. The secret of these recordings lies in a technique that tries to achieve sharpness in all parts of the image. In this way, they undermine the "painterly or impressionistic" possibilities of photography in favor of an aperspectival level of detail that comes close to Stifter's musivistic descriptive art; a flowering of his most beautiful depictions of nature accompanies the pictures very appropriately. Neither Stifter nor Trumler's pictures are very comfortable. Everything small only reflects the laws of an ice-cold universe or one that is consumed by fire disasters. The medium and warm are always threatened human achievements. It has grown cold in many of the pictures in this book and wallpaper painted on them can no longer hide the poverty. Today, in addition to the uncomfortable idyll of the donor world, there is also the historical aspect of obsolescence. Trumler shows a vanishing form of life with different measures of time and its own poetry. His art is based on avoiding any sentimentality, insisting on coldness, forlornness, narrowness and the poverty of this existence. Beauty is the unexpected, it comes out of the calm that images and texts convey.


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Katzensilber. Land zwischen Mihel und Aist. Mühlviertel (signed)

by Gerhard Trumler


Photographs: Gerhard Trumler

Text: Adalbert Stifter

Publisher: Bibliothek der Provinz

156 pages

Year: 1996

ISBN: 978-3-85252-113-8

Price: 99

Comments: Hardcover, 30 x 28 cm.

Gerhard Trumler is telling a story in which nothing unusual occurs and which he could not have forgotten. So inconspicuous and haunting are the objects of the photographer, who, like Adalbert Stifter, turns to the small things of nature and the simple people who live with and in it. The secret of these recordings lies in a technique that tries to achieve sharpness in all parts of the image. In this way, they undermine the "painterly or impressionistic" possibilities of photography in favor of an aperspectival level of detail that comes close to Stifter's musivistic descriptive art; a flowering of his most beautiful depictions of nature accompanies the pictures very appropriately. Neither Stifter nor Trumler's pictures are very comfortable. Everything small only reflects the laws of an ice-cold universe or one that is consumed by fire disasters. The medium and warm are always threatened human achievements. It has grown cold in many of the pictures in this book and wallpaper painted on them can no longer hide the poverty. Today, in addition to the uncomfortable idyll of the donor world, there is also the historical aspect of obsolescence. Trumler shows a vanishing form of life with different measures of time and its own poetry. His art is based on avoiding any sentimentality, insisting on coldness, forlornness, narrowness and the poverty of this existence. Beauty is the unexpected, it comes out of the calm that images and texts convey.


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more books tagged »Austria« | >> see all

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

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