Siegen / Duluth. The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, Minnesota, is pleased to announce three artworks by the German artist Thomas Kellner, which arrived at the Tweed Museum through the agency of the Schneider Gallery in Chicago. All three images are from the early part of the series Tango Metropolis.
Thomas Kellner: New York, Lower Manhattan Skyline, 2003: ordered trouble in Manhattan.
Manhattan's lower central business district is one of New York's most impressive skylines with its huge financial seat, and has gained notoriety with the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
In this picture, Thomas Kellner shows a form of disorder within the buildings, despite the sober and powerful appearance to the outside. However, he maintained the main forms of these buildings, creating a paradox between the initial forms and the willingness to deconstruct. The end result remains harmonious.
Thomas Kellner: Washington, Lincoln Memorial, 2004: When a giant sleeps quietly during an earthquake.
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington is a special monument in the United States, dedicated to the memory of the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln and his services to human rights in the United States. The Lincoln Memorial was built between 1914 and 1922 and is located in the capital, Washington.
The architectural style is inspired by ancient Greek buildings, and Thomas Kellner, in his constant deconstruction readiness, has nevertheless been given a form. With his individual treatment, he gives the building a new dimension. However, we might also suspect that an earthquake hits Kellner's building while the giant Lincoln rests inside.
Thomas Kellner: Rome, Coliseum at Night, 2005: Rendezvous between the symbol of Roman times and the deconstructivism of Thomas Kellner.
The Colosseum, built between 72 and 80 AD under the reign of Emperor Vespian, is the famous amphitheater in the center of Rome, near the Roman Forum. The Colosseum is an expression of architectural achievement and is a symbol of the Roman Empire and its size.
In 2005, Thomas Kellner decided to give the Coliseum a second youth through this work, and the appreciation of the monument at night is much better than during the day. The result is a head shape, as if the Colosseum was the "face" of Rome; In other words, the artist embodied it.
About the Tweed Museum of Art.
The Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, serves as an art collecting and teaching institution that promotes learning through collection management, research and presentations in the visual arts for the engagement program of the University and surrounding communities.
The Tweed Museum of Art on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus has a permanent collection of over 10,000 art objects representing a range of cultures and epochs in art history. It is an important cultural and educational resource for the upper Midwest.
In the 1920s and early 1930s, George P. Tweed and his wife Alice began collecting European and American paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including examples from the French Barbizon School and American-influenced landscape painting influenced by Impressionists. Upon the death of Mr. Tweed in 1946, Mrs. Tweed recognized the potential of the Tweed collection as an educational resource for the community and the university. She generously developed the financing for the current building, which was inaugurated in 1958.
Thomas Kellner's works of art have already been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the USA. His pictures are a conclusive addition to the collection.