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LS #3

Beate Gütschow (German, born Mainz 1970)

Date:
1999
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 116 x 169 cm (45 11/16 x 66 9/16 in.) Frame: 154 x 229.6 cm (60 5/8 x 90 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.343
Rights and Reproduction:
© Beate Gütschow, VG–Bildkunst Bonn 2012
  • Description

    In her series LS (an abbreviation of Landschaft, German for “landscape”), Gütschow uses digital technology to create photographs that perfectly embody the pictorial conventions of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century landscape painting. Drawing on an extensive archive of images of grass, trees, clouds, and human figures—mostly photographed in forests and public parks throughout Germany—she painstakingly assembles her pictures in Photoshop, combining up to one hundred different images in a single composite. The photographs pay homage to the idyllic beauty of landscapes by such artists as Claude Lorrain, John Constable, and Jacob van Ruisdael while at the same time underscoring the calculated artifice of this romantic ideal.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: [no inscriptions or annotations visible]; registration marks and printer metadata visible on print surface.

  • Provenance

    Beate Gütschow; [Produzentengalerie Hamburg]

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