Gustave Courbet:
"Flower Still Life"


Gustave Courbet:
"Flower Still Life"

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Limited, 950 exemplars | Original Dietz replica | Oil on canvas | On wedge frame | Genuine wood strip | Format 72.5 x 91 cm (H/W)

Gustave Courbet: "Flower Still Life"

Original: Oil on canvas, Hamburger Kunsthalle.

Original Dietz replica in 85 colors. Oil on canvas. Limited edition, 950 exemplars. Each canvas replica is stretched as the original on a wedge frame, so that you can readjust the stretching in case of possible fluctuations of room temperature and air humidity. Framed with white gilded genuine wood strip. Format ca. 72.5 x 91 cm (H/W).

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The French painter fled to Switzerland in 1873, where he died on December 31, 1877. As a follower of the revolutionary government in the Franco–Prussian War 1870–71 and a member of the community, after its defeat was made responsible for the toppling of the Vendôme Column, a symbol of the hated empire. After a six-month prison sentence, he eluded the cost of reestablishment by escaping to Switzerland.

Born on 10th of June 1819 in Ornans at Besançon Courbet began his training for a law degree but soon found greater interest in painting. This training was also abandoned for the sake of autodidactic further education. Soon, he found his characteristic style: detail, plasticity and high expressiveness. It is also realism that illustrates his anti-authoritarian and social awareness. In his writings, he declared: "The art of painting can consist only in the representation of objects visible and tangible to the painter. (...) Realism is essentially a democratic art.“
However, Courbet found no recognition in France during his lifetime but was valued all the more in Germany. His works had a great influence on such painters as Wilhelm Leibl and Hans Thoma. His landscapes and figure paintings are not just realistic depictions of nature but often have an allegorical claim.

Günter Dietz developed a revolutionary method for the authentic reproduction of images, where not the usual printing inks are used, but the same original colors used by the artist. Depending on the artist's painting technique, up to 180 (!) various paint applications need to be applied in order to achieve a perfect replica of the original that also sensationally reflects the "relief" and pastosity of colour composition.

Here are the examples of  'Couple at the Garden Table' by August Macke:

Dietz-replica Inking

Similarly, the material of the original carrier, such as reproduction on canvas, paper, wood, copper, parchment is always used.

The result is a perfect, gridless reproduction that comes very close to the original in expressiveness and effect. Even museum specialists often can not distinguish the replica from the original. Therefore, a special security notice must be inserted, which is visible only under X-rays.

The circulation of most of the Dietz replicas is limited, usualy to 950 copies. Each canvas replica is stretched onto a frame as the original, so you can retighten the canvas according to variations in room temperature and humidity. High-quality solid wood strips round off the image of every Dietz replica.

Numerous masterpiece paintings of Rembrandt, Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt and various others have been recreated by the Dietz Offizin. Famous modern artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall used the method developed by Günter Dietz to have replicas of their works produced.

Press commentaries:

“The Dietz System provides images as good as the originals. What the electronics did with the invention of Hi-Fi and stereo for music playback - here the graphic technology made up for visual art.“ (Die Zeit)

“In theory there is no difference between the original and the Dietz replica. They should not be called reproductions, but facsimiles.“ (Newsweek)

“For art printers all over the world remains unrealizable to this day, what managed only Dietz with the help of printing technology: The perfect reproduction of painted works. “ (Der Spiegel)

Konrad Adenauer at the presentation of Dietz replica of the frieze "To the young St. Peter" (Bundeshaus Bonn)

Konrad Adenauer in the Dietz Offizin

Günter Dietz (on the left) and Marino Marini

Günter Dietz and Marino Marini

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

The 19th century trend of painting that originated in France. Gustave Courbet was regarded as the initiator of the realist movement.

In Germany, Wilhelm Leibl and Hans Thoma were very enthusiastic about this style, which creatively interacted with reality. In the 20th century there have always been realistic tendencies, such as Nouveau Réalisme with artists like Arman and Jean Tinguely and the New Objectivity. New forms of realism emerged in the 1960s.

The American realism was founded by a group of eight painters of the Ashcan School. Edmund Labonte, who was famous for his typically American motifs, depictions of people in architectural or scenic surroundings in static, non-action situations, joined later.

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