Harvardwood Suggests... Christiane Baumgartner’s Monumental Woodcuts

March 30, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

6pm to 7:30pm EST

German artist Christiane Baumgartner is best known for her monumental woodcuts based on her own films, photographs, and video stills. In her lecture, Baumgartner will discuss her recent work, explore aspects of image perception in the graphic arts, and consider how much information we need to be able to “read” an image.

The artist will introduce the process of creating woodcuts and prints in relation to the themes of the passing of time and slowing down. Her woodcuts bring together digital and analog systems, and she will discuss the importance of the handmade in her woodcuts, including inaccuracies and mistakes. She will speak about how her experience growing up in East Germany during the DDR (German Democratic Republic) has influenced her practice and will also consider how the tradition of German woodcuts relates to her own work. She’ll explore her use of the continuous line and the line grid and her development of themes such as speed and standstill, light and color.

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