Paul Wunderlich:
"Ginkgo-Necklace", 925 sterling silver with sapphire

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925 sterling silver + Sapphire | Serially numbered | Signed | Punched | Signed certificate | Pendant 4.5 cm | Ring Ø 13 cm

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Paul Wunderlich: "Ginkgo-Necklace", 925 sterling silver with sapphire

Art and poetry are melted together into an enchanting jewelry piece: Paul Wunderlich created this necklace, which fascinates everyone, as homage to Goethe´s poem "Ginkgo Biloba".

This artistic piece of jewellery is made by hand from the massive sterling silver. The stylized Ginkgo-leaf on the circlet can prettify the neck of any lady who puts it on. The deep blue drop-shaped sapphire decorates the stalk of the elegantly curved stalk of the leaf. The connection of this necklace to the culture is represented on its back side where you can find some lines of Goethe’s poem "Ginkgo Biloba". They are written in Wunderlich’s handwriting and ended with the signatures of Goethe and Wunderlich. It looks as if these two masters signed a treaty of the word and the art.

Massive sterling silver with a sapphire. The necklace has a hook fastener. The width of a pendant is 4,5 cm, diameter of the circlet is 13 cm. Each copy is numbered, signed, provided with the official stamp and brand mark of the silversmith. A certificate, signed by the artist is added to each copy.

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Paul Wunderlich1927-2010

Paul Wunderlich was one like no other creative artists of our time to the really stylish visual artists of modernity. In 1960, confiscated the Hamburg public prosecutor of his works as "offensive". Three years later, the fledgling Paul Wunderlich as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts is appointed. Numerous awards such as the Edwin-Schaff Prize honours the Graphic Biennials in Ireland, Taiwan and Bulgaria have made Wunderlich international acclaim. As the only German artist, he was elected into the French "Académie des Beaux Arts". Paul Wunderlich lived and worked until his death in June 2010, alternately in Hamburg and France.

Sculptor and painter born in 1927 in Eberswalde near Berlin, studied painting at the art school in the Orangery of Eutin Castle. Immediately after the war, he went to the Hamburg Academy of fine arts and studied graphics. After completing his education, he stayed there just as a drawing teacher and became a professor in 1963.

At the beginning of the 50s he met Emil Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka and expressed under their guidance the reproductions of their works. He even developed a very unconventional style, the Mannerist and surreal, but also elements of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco. His themes was referring to the German history, for example in the cycle "20.July 1944 ". Later it was erotic and has sexual motives, the more important it with delicacy and also a track morbidity items. In 1960, such print series for alleged immoral pursued by the public prosecutor's office.

In the 60s, he began to work for photographs by Karin Szekessy. In 1968 he gave up his Professorship, he made several study trips to New York and in the Switzerland. Since then he worked at commemorated aestheticized everyday objects, which were in line with the cleverly elaborated imagery of his paintings.

"His works are recognized all over the world, appreciated, and purchased by a wide audience", writes Paul Wunderlich biographer Jens Christian Jensen, "art connoisseurs agree: Paul Wunderlich is the main master of fantastic realism, and one of the few seminal artists of our time."

"From the platitudes that are spread about his life's work has only a substance: the knowledge that Paul Wunderlich was the unmatched after Picasso masters of lithography." (Prof. Heinz Spielmann)

If one looks for the greatest masters in the control of the lithographic technique in its ways, no doubt. Deserved the laurel Paul Wunderlich "(Carl Vogel)
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