The installation features a 30 foot long palm tree, cast in fiberglass and resin, surrounded by 44 glass framed painting compositions. True to Keifer’s pallet of using earth, organic matter, roots, and flowers in his vitrine like paintings, conveying spiritual and mythical territories.
The Grand Palais is stunning, the domed ceiling and the intensity of the day light adds a quality to everything it houses. So stunning and immence as Kiefer’s Sternenfall. The combination of the architectural structures and the housed spaces with walls filled from top to bottom with paintings is exemplified by the title of this series Monumenta. Anselm Kiefer was inspired by the poetry of Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann whose writings reflect on the horrors and sentiments oaround Auschwitz […]