“Dreiheit”

dsc_04232                             Artist: Martin Matschinsky, Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Property of the Federal Country of Berlin, Germany (photo: Alicja Molenda, 15.04.2016)

Bundles of steel rods welded together from individual elements are the trademark of this pair of sculptors. This special technique, developed by these artists, allows them to move even massive volumes freely in space. Occasionally, they seem to escape the pull of gravity. They always inspire associations with growth, especially natural growth. Such associations stand in tense contrast with the material of which they are made: nickel-chromium steel. With the changing daylight, a rich display of colours arises on the surface, again tightening the relationship of the sculpture to the natural world. “Dreiheit” reminds one not only a group of trees, but also subtly recalls the drama of Golgotha.

Dreiheit
1993
Nickel-chromium steel
600 x 300 x 300 cm
Property of the Federal Country of Berlin, acquired in 2000 with funds of the Berlin lottery foundation and deposited at the Berlinische Galerie, State Museum of Modern Art, Photography, and Architecture

(source: https://www.berlinischegalerie.de/en/museum-berlin/art-city-space/martin-und-brigitte-matschinsky-denninghoff-dreiheit/)

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Does today the drama of Calvary encourage anyone to reflection on themselves and their own behavior?

 

 

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“Amazon on Horseback 1930”

SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCArtist : Rudolf Zisenius, Statue in Park bather in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany (photo: Alice Ochmann,  28.02.2016)

In Greek mythology, the Amazons (Greek: Ἀμαζόνες, Amazónes, singular Ἀμαζών, Amazōn) were a race of women warriors. Scythian women were the real-world basis for the myth. Herodotus reported that they were related to the Scythians (an Iranian people) and placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine). Other historiographers place them in Anatolia, or sometimes Libya.

Notable queens of the Amazons are Penthesilea, who participated in the Trojan War, and her sister Hippolyta, whose magical girdle, given to her by her father Ares, was the object of one of the labours of Hercules. Amazon warriors were often depicted in battle with Greek warriors in amazonomachies in classical art.

The Amazons have become associated with many historical people throughout the Roman Empire period and Late Antiquity. In Roman historiography, there are various accounts of Amazon raids in Anatolia.[citation needed] From the early modern period, their name has become a term for female warriors in general. Amazons were said to have founded the cities and temples of Smyrna, Sinope, Cyme, Gryne, Ephesus, Pitania, Magnesia, Clete, Pygela, Latoreria and Amastris; according to legend, the Amazons also invented the cavalry.

(source: Wikipedia)

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The statue in the Kurpark, which is an Amazone on a horse and was created by the Düsseldorf artist Rudolf Zisenius, was a present from the then President of the Federal Republic, Heinrich Böhmker, a Nazi

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Modern women are descendants of the Amazons. Keep this in mind especially when you start with them the war.