Für Rabbi Loew
Anselm Kiefer
Für Rabbi Loew
Anselm Kiefer (German, b. 1945): Für Rabbi Loew, 2010-2012. Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, iron, electrolysis residue and salt on canvas; 380 x 560 x 35 cm. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg. © Anselm Kiefer. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

'His intellectual and artistic evolution mirrored the concerns of other German artists. He rejected the American influence of Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism to search for a German viewpoint to reflect the upheavals of the war-torn past. Moving from art for art's sake, he explored the past to learn lessons for the future. Influenced by Beuys, he saw art as a healing, spiritual process, and adopted myth and metaphor to investigate the "recent terror of history".’ (Sue Hubbard, © independent.co.uk)

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/great-works/margarete-1981-by-anselm-kiefer-saatchi-collection-970630.html

Of Interest: http://slash-paris.com/en/evenements/anselm-kiefer-die-ungeborenen-les-non-nes