spiegeln (mirroring) – Pictorial Improvisations on Heine´s Winter´s Tale (Cycle of aquatint etchings)

In her extensive cycle of graphics, which she began with in 2011, Manuela A. Beck references in a free associative manner motifs drawn from Heinrich Heine´s complex philosophical-political verse-epic. The technique of etching is not employed for reproductive purposes here, but as the original medium of pictorial composition.The artist succeeds in creating pictographic-abstract formulations that are unparalleled in contemporary graphic arts in terms of their density and evocative presence.

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