Selection of my Last Weeks` Best Drawings
The main focus was laid on the complex fall of the dress folds and meant a special challenge.
Teilname an Kunstoffen in Sachsen.
Alljährlich zu Pfingsten öffnen Künstler in ganz Sachsen ihre Ateliers, Arbeits- und Ausstellungsräume.
Atelier im Dreiseitenhof,
Rosentitzer Str. 73 , 01728 Bannewitz
Geöffnet Samstag den 19. Mai
Marita Langer: Specially Presented Pottery
Katja Langer: Induvidually Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Gunter Langer: Painting and Drawings
For more information about Marita und Katja Langer go to page “Events”:
This portrait of a woman is one of the first oil paintings by Gunther Langer. The use of this paint is an interesting experience. " Oil -based paint does not set as fast as acrylic. It is a different way of painting, because structures can be joined in a semi-solid condition."
The artist has documented the different working phases. They show how precisely Gunther Langer plans his work. The painting has to be ready in mind- this is Gunther Langers ambitious approach. " All the phases are necessary to reach the goal- to composite the painting which is in your mind."
In every single phase not only the colourfulness changes, but very small details of the motif such as hair, mouth, eyes as well.
“It takes small changes towards the expression I imagine.”
Currently, Gunter Langer is focusing on the creation of large-format drawings. The problem is perspective.
The distance between the artist and the page is dictated by his arm’s length. The larger the format, the more difficult it is to see the drawing from a shorter distance. " It is no longer possible to capture the proportions with a single look. It is difficult to correlate the shapes correctly," explains Gunter Langer.
This is the reason why the drawings of old masters, such as Albrecht Dürer, Egon Schiele and Henri Matisse, as well as by contemporary artists are seldom larger than A3 (297x420 mm).
There are certain techniques for avoiding this problem.
Above all, when working on large-format drawings, artists first draft the motif in a smaller format, which is then enlarged to the desired dimension. For this, artists use gridlines and project the motif onto the canvas and trace it.
Gunter Langer declines this approach to drawing. “You can only bring a drawing to life if you draw your lines freehand and thereby follow your inspiration,” says the artist. Thus, his challenge is accurately realising his motifs in large formats.
Since 2007, he has been drawing on A2 paper (420x594 mm) and his works on this page (760x560 mm) reach nearly A1 dimensions.
A preliminary drawing made of wax crayons is covered with several acrylic layers.
During the performance “Reconstruction of the Future” at Hellerau Festival House a few sketches were drawn.