Und Lieben Götter, welch ein Glück - 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.
Es schlug mein Herz, geschwind, zu Pferde!
Es war getan fast eh gedacht.
Der Abend wiegte schon die Erde,
Und an den Bergen hing die Nacht;
Schon stand im Nebelkleid die Eiche
Ein aufgetürmter Riese, da,
Wo Finsternis aus dem Gesträuche
Mit hundert schwarzen Augen sah.
Der Mond von einem Wolkenhügel
Sah kläglich aus dem Duft hervor,
Die Winde schwangen leise Flügel,
Umsausten schauerlich mein Ohr;
Die Nacht schuf tausend Ungeheuer,
Doch frisch und fröhlich war mein Mut:
In meinen Adern welches Feuer!
In meinem Herzen welche Glut!
Dich sah ich, und die milde Freude
Floß von dem süßen Blick auf mich;
Ganz war mein Herz an deiner Seite
Und jeder Atemzug für dich.
Ein rosenfarbnes Frühlingswetter
Umgab das liebliche Gesicht,
Und Zärtlichkeit für mich - ihr Götter!
Ich hofft es, ich verdient es nicht!
Doch ach, schon mit der Morgensonne
Verengt der Abschied mir das Herz:
In deinen Küssen welche Wonne!
In deinem Auge welcher Schmerz!
Ich ging, du standst und sahst zur Erden
Und sahst mir nach mit nassem Blick:
Und doch, welch Glück, geliebt zu werden!
Und lieben, Götter, welch ein Glück!