Rita Madelaine LOEWENTHAL
Mountains, 2021, 100 x 100 cm, Acrylic on canvas
All artists are being asked what they want to express with their art?
What do I want to express with my art?
My joy of life.
My doubts, my soul-searching.
The friendships, which are in my heart.
The enmity, which nourishes me.
The anger in my heart that gives me the strong strokes,
….. or is it just the inner longing for harmony and the eternal search for it.
Rita Madelaine Loewenthal was born in 1968 in Düsseldorf in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany and she lives in Wangen, in Switzerland. She spent her childhood in the US, where she received her formal education and she studied calligraphy and sinology in Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland. Art and calligraphy education by Roberta Williams in Dallas by Yang Chiao in Wei, Taipei.
Exhibitions in Zurich, Berlin, Taipei and Palma de Mallorca.
The Metaphysics of Mountains and Landscapes
In the past years I have been fascinated by the eternity of the Swiss Mountains and the decay and restart of landscapes. Compared to landscape paintings of the Renaissance, Baroque or Romantism, which resemble a real nature landscape experience to the eye of the spectator, I do not want to portray an area of unspoiled nature nor a topographic portrait of the Swiss mountains. I don’t look at the nature of mountains as friend nor enemy, but as a creation of uniqueness and beauty. Mountains are the best story tellers. They tell us about silence, devotion, and forgiveness. They are the holy grail, people are looking for all their lives.
My landscapes are based on Chinese ink paintings focusing on the decay, survival, and restart of nature a cycle we experience year by year. I reinforce my vision with a thick undercoating of seven layers of gold ground. The gold supports powerfully the Now and here, the eternal cycle of decay, survival and recreation.
Gold to me is the one and only luminous material – the symbol of the transcendent celestial signs connected to the power and magic of eternity and decay.