Friday, March 5, 2010

Entranced by water

The author of the two colour woodcuts in this post was Carl Theodor Thiemann (1881-1966). Thiemann produced paintings, etchings, and lithographs as well as woodcuts, but it is almost entirely as a woodcut artist that he is remembered. My two are typical in the way they luxuriate in the idea of light and form reflected off water.

Carl Thiemann, Schwan
Woodcut, 1908

Carl Thiemann, Bach im Winter
Woodcut, 1915

Carl Thiemann (sometimes known as Karl Thiemann) was born in Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad), in Western Bohemia. He studied at the Prague Academy, and also under Franz Thiele. He died in Deutenhofen in Bavaria.


Jane Librizzi said...

These are very nice. Effects of light on water seem to be popular among woodcut artists. Ethel Mars comes to mind.

Neil said...

Needless to say, I had to look on your own blog, Jane, to find any decent material on Ethel Mars! Lots of Thiemann's woodcuts are of boats on water, but I rather prefer these more subtle takes on the same theme.