WOOD PAINTING: REMINISCENCE AND REINTERPRETATION OF AN ALMOST-FORGOTTEN CRAFT
Context – origin
Art and handicraft painting were inseparably connected in the past centuries. Artists and painters had the task of decorating, narrating and interpreting. Just as the digital world of images documents our everyday life today, this was for centuries the task of painting and especially wood painting.
Context – history
Rural painting as a non-academic ornamental and representational painting is particularly anchored in the South German rural areas as an important folk art – as old as early peasantry itself, which from 16th century begins to represent a certain wealth.
Context – direction
Modern, digital printing techniques make it possible to apply motifs to all conceivable materials.
The challenge is to combine classical, painterly aspects with modern printing techniques and to harmonize high-quality design with artistic demands in an optimal way with the carrier material.
This requires a sensitive interplay of all components, fine artistic intuition and extensive knowledge of materials, so that works of grace and lasting value can be created.