Erich Engelbrecht Introspective Images

Erich Engelbrecht Introspective Images


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Erich Engelbrecht (1928–2011) called his pictures »introspective«. He remarks on this: »The introspective image inspects the arena of the soul, the field of operation of archetypes, which constitute the fundamental pattern of our behaviour.«
He had no plan or idea for an artwork, merely an empty sheet of paper or canvas in front of him; he made himself receptive, waited, and allowed himself to be guided by the images, a process that he experienced very much as an ordeal and even as a threat to his existence. His wife Waltraud Engelbrecht would then try to »read« these images and to derive a coherence of meaning from correspondences of form and colour.

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ISBN-13: 9783869050140
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges GmbH
Publication date: 03/20/2020
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 11.46(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Waltraud Engelbrecht, the wife of the artist, studied art history and philosophy. Her inspiring analyzes convey the metaphysical background of Engelbrecht’s artistic work. As an art historian Renate Vogt accompanied the artist's work for many years and published numerous articles about his work. Gottfried Knapp works as an editor in the feuillton of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in the field of art, architecture and film.

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