Small Bible with Silver Clasps

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

These small Bibles have been with me for as long as I can remember. The same is true for the old silver watch. One of the hands of the watch has been broken and lost. And the candle has gone out, too.To complete the melancholy picture, I therefore decided to paint all the books closed […]

Mum’s Jug

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

These early paintings feature one of the earthenware jars my mother gave me a couple of years ago, almost an entire life-time after she had received it from her mother. It is made of a special grey clay, found along the river Rhine in Germany. “Jar, bowl with lemons, and apples”  Oil on canvas, 2008 – […]

Old Magnums

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

Today, we asscociate the word ‘magnum’ with a double sized bottle of wine, especially champagne. But magnums are not a new phenomenon, and neither are they necessarly ‘only’ double sized. Here are three magnums of various sizes (the biggest one can contain approximately 5 litres, or more than three times the volume of a ‘regular’ […]