This Blog is about Verena Baumann's drawings and illustrations.
Green and red so good together.x
What a complex and telling revelation of the psyche these two views of the same image bring forth. The first, so deeply beautiful and full of the multilayered emotions of the human personality. The blacks and reds so compelling in their woundedness, the aftermath of some unknown violence, are so integrated with the great depth and living truth of the sincerest of greens, a life giving presence. All this comes together as a deeply and genuinely felt human presence... a real presence, one that is juicy and tenderly observes the truth of things.The second image seems to be the raw force behind the personality. Primordial, savage, cosmically frightened and frightening, this hell of dragons and fire seems to be a rare insight, a portrait of the very engine of individuality in its most naked declaration of self. Verena, that you have brought this to us, all these layered views, all in the same portrait-like landscape of presence is extraordinary in its honesty and profound sense of the human situation. The various deities within both, the faces, hallucinations that emerge out of the chaos with their Kabuki-like expressions are amazing to discover. There really is no end to what this double image reveals. I am sure that they are also an open map to which a variety of viewers will find different feelings, meanings, and interpretations. I have given mine as they spontaneously presented themselves. My comments could be more about me than the paintings as such, as they promote this type of depth and examination. But I do feel that I have spoken, I believe, some truth about these paintings. Thank you, Verena, for such a rich and rewarding entry to your blog.
Artstamers, thank you very much for your comment
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