'Divine Comedy' - Days of Fine Arts
"Divine Comedy" at the Landesmusikschule Kufstein.
Opening 24.10.2019 at 19:30
Visiting times 25.and 26.10.2019 from 10:00 to 17:00 ( 26.10.2019 15:00 to 17:00 Concert with video performance)
A creative autodidact with well-founded training in painting with pastel chalk by Prof. Siegfried N. Amerstorfer.
Lientscher is one of the most versatile contemporary Tyrolean painters. His works are available as watercolours, pastels, acrylic or oil paints or mixed media. His euvre includes subjects such as portraits, landscapes and complete cycles on mysticism, mythology, history, erotica or natural phenomena (White Sun, the cloud runner's friend).
Just as varied and differentiated is the classification to a certain style direction, because it ranges from the representation in the style of old masters, or based on pictures of great Austrian painters of the 1st half of the 20th century, up to abstraction and the works of the New Wild in the 60s and 70s.
The pictures are large-format, rich in colour - often with strong brush strokes and accentuating the contours - and are consciously intended to trigger emotions in the viewers.
TEXT : ANDREAS SOVAGO
The Divine Comedy
In the night to Good Friday, Dante wanders lost and frightened in a dark forest, seeing the sun-drenched mountains and trying to climb them, but the leopard, lion and wolf, allegorizing human weaknesses, prevent it. Dante is forced to return to the forest. There he meets the spirit of Virgil, who promises to lead him through hell and purgatory into paradise. Dante agrees and follows Virgil on a quaint journey through the three afterlife realms to see his early deceased childhood love again...
Based on this piece of world literature, a project was created which is dedicated to the theme in the form of a picture cycle by the painter Wilhelm Lientscher, a film by Thomas Leo and a musical examination of the material by the musician and painter Josef Rangger.