Leo Leonhard:
Picture "Pavement Painter"


Leo Leonhard:
Picture "Pavement Painter"


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ars mundi Special Edition | Limited, 299 Copies | Numbered | Hand Signed | Reproduction, Giclée on Handmade Paper | Unframed | Format 73 x 54 cm


Leo Leonhard: Picture "Pavement Painter"

Leonhard pays reverence to the greats of art history with a wink. Here it is the "Pavement Artist", under whose skilful hands Caravaggio's "The Calling of Saint Matthew" was created in 1599. The great work is cited artistically, and yet it is made entirely in the context of the early 21st century. The viewer participates in an art-dialogue over 400 years in which Leonhard, enters into conversation with his fellow painter Caravaggio, ironically breaking the solidification to museum dignity.

Reproduction of a colorized drypoint as a colorful giclée on handmade paper. Limited edition of 299 copies, numbered and hand signed. ars mundi special edition. Unframed. Sheet format 73 x 54 cm.

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Leo Leonhard was born in 1939 in Leipzig.

After studying German in Marburg, Germany, he studied painting and graphics at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. Leonhard taught for many years as a Professor of drawing and illustration in Mainz. He gained international renown through his numerous book illustrations, which, go far beyond how about his highly vaunted "fist cycle"--a graphic accompanying of the narrative action. Leonhard draws and commented on his illustrations bind the classics to the contemporary. It's no different in the works of his homages cycles that emerged in the last few years (oil painting, but also as a drawing and etching).

Leonhard proves his reverence the great art history with a wink. There's Joseph Beuys, one daliesk on huge stilts that progressive rabbits observed ("Beuys and the Hare"), there's a Hommage à Piero della Francesca, in whose Werk threatens to be glossed over with a big paint roller by a craftsman ("roll over Piero"). And there's the 'patch painters", under whose skilful hands is Caravaggio's" Calling of Saint Matthew" from 1599.

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.

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