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Daily Archives: March 28th, 2008


watercolours on Ecus Sistina. still wet. photography at studio-light (at left a yellow touch – I like it cause changing atmosphere). dichromatic: green blue touching red blue. seems to be a balloon ascent – or descent? – farewell or touch to welcome?

Du Runder, der das Warme aus zwei Händen
im Fliegen, oben, fortgibt, sorglos wie
sein Eigenes; was in den Gegenständen
nicht bleiben kann, zu unbeschwert für sie,
zu wenig Ding und doch Ding genug,
um nicht aus allem draußen Aufgereihten
unsichtbar plötzlich in uns zu entgleiten:
noch unentschlossener: der, wenn er steigt,
als hätte er ihn mit aufgehoben,
den Wurf entführt und freiläßt —, und sich neigt
und einhält und den Spielenden von oben
auf einmal eine neue Stelle zeigt,
sie ordnend wie zu einer Tanzfigur,
um dann, erwartet und erwünscht von allen,
rasch, einfach, kunstlos, ganz Natur,
dem Becher hoher Hände zuzufallen.

 Rainer Maria Rilke, Über Kunst II (Von Kunst-Dingen, Kritische Schriften)


Andreas Roseneder first of all watercolours on Ecus Sistina / first sketch before starting the balloon-series

with the last four posts I gave a short insight into the working-process of painting in watercolours. it is just a short-cut-impression of what really happens at studio. I do not write in my mother tongue just with a view to my foreign visitors. I am a writer & I suffer under the inclination to write in poetic or essayistic ways, for some explanations too cryptic & not to decode for anybody. my poor knowledge of the English language helps to reduce to the important – please forgive my mistakes & shortcomings. on the other side – I think you can read into the titles of my posts that my words are bounded to my paintings or photographs – this could be a disappointment for these visitors & friends who are acquainted with my written words & expect more in German language– please excuse it too. I promise – there will be a comeback after my English-painting-lessons.


from amidst the flow & floating I continue “blogooning”. probably last state of the image. there emerged last night the idea to set another figure into the balloon right down; but I asked myself this morning: wouldn´t it be better to leave her alone?