WINTERREISE - A sequence of 24 etchings inspired by Schubert's song cycle
Die Winterreise (The Winter Journey) is a cycle of 24 poems originally written by German lyricist Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827). Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) adapted them in his art songs. With the etchings I aim to illustrate mood and emotions as intensively as possible while focussing on landscapes with a visually not clearly defined character in it. The imagery should connect back to the art of the Romantics but also extend it towards more modern techniques, since the Winter Journey acknowledges and faces the conflict of its own Romantic nature. This may be what drew me to it many years ago, as opposed to many other, purely Romantic works. The etchings are all DIN A3 sized.