The Haunted Garden: Death and Transfiguration in the Folklore of Plants

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source: swiss art

HUMANKIND AND NATURE: AN IMPERILED SYMBIOSIS
Kolbe’s renderings of trees are the product of his imagination: unlike the stringently composed, idealized locus amoenus of a Johann Christian Reinhart or a Joseph Anton Koch, Kolbe’s work is entirely inspired by a meticulous observation of nature. His landscapes are akin to the limitless visions of a Caspar David Friedrich; and although done in a different medium, Kolbe’s engravings, with their creepily intimate regard, evoke the imperiled symbiosis of humankind and nature. These pioneers of the modern landscape are distinguished by their radical self-consciousness in the face of nature, which put paid to all of the conventions of their day.
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