Everything carries me away to you - Katharina Husslein
Folly & Muse
Size: 120 x 140 x 3 cm
Medium: Oils on Canvas
This is a beautiful oil painting of an array of flowers in a vase. Contemporary painting full of details and colors, vibrant roses , tulips, peonies and an arrangement of other flowers. Reminding us of old master paintings, this is a brand new painting full elegance and timeless elegance.
Katharina Husslein, a German artist renowned for her hyperrealistic artworks, captures the essence of vibrant bouquets and lush impasto landscapes through oil paintings. Raised in a charming village surrounded by nature's splendor in the South of Germany, she embarked on a journey of artistic exploration by pursuing studies in London, UK. This immersion in a diverse cultural milieu broadened her creative vistas and allowed her to refine her artistic expressions. Her global sojourns, including stints in California, Australia, and New York, not only honed her skills but also provided invaluable insights into the art market.
Since 2019, Katharina Husslein has called Munich home, where she resides with her screenwriter husband and their two young daughters.
Her artistic footprint extends across Europe, with exhibitions gracing prominent cities such as London, Amsterdam, Basel and Hamburg. Additionally, her work has been showcased in Los Angeles, USA, garnering a widespread and international collector base.
Husslein's artistic philosophy marries a reverence for classical masterpieces with the immersive allure of contemporary still life and botany. Her signature style is characterized by meticulous hyperrealism, particularly evident in her still-life floral compositions. Central to her creations are the visual and tactile attributes of flowers, intertwined with their symbolism evoking themes of love, femininity, and the natural world. These elements coalesce to fashion Husslein's vivacious and captivating compositions.
In her artistic process, Husslein encapsulates the transient ecstasy of a fleeting moment, often when flowers are resplendent in full bloom. Her canvases frequently orchestrate an array of botanical species, harmoniously coexisting within a vase, transcending the boundaries of temporal accuracy. Rather than fixating on botanical fidelity, her oeuvres spotlight the interplay of colors, illumination, textures, and intricate minutiae, which collectively imbue her works with an enigmatic allure, captivating the observer.
Husslein as a painter of flowers - like the poet or even the botanist - chooses the subject for her art, as more than just a thing of beauty designed for appeal to the eye. Flowers are instead, a multidimensional subject which lends itself to a variety of artistic sensibilities. The flower is beautiful, but it is also a vital organism, an embodiment of nature and a fact of science, as well as a potent vehicle for symbolism - it can stand for love, is used in different religions for various gods and , and ultimately for peace amongst many others.
If You Forget Me
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.