Selfportrait in the Rain | Oilpainting by Martin Missfeldt

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Selfportrait in the Rain

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The self-portrait in the rain - or in front of a rainy window pane. I remember that at first I painted a "realistic" picture - with a mirror in front of the easel. But it bored me. The "realistic" paintings - and especially self-portraits - always remained only on the surface for me. So I painted over them with a thick brush in a fast and rough painting style. And out came, to my great surprise, a portrait that looks as if someone would look behind a rainy windowpane into the open air.

A wonderful picture, also in the figurative sense: It was indeed as if I were sitting behind a rainy pane of glass (in a glass house), and seeing "reality" only distorted and blurred. But I hadn't planned it at all, it turned out that way by chance. Actually, only because I wanted to destroy the underlying image. After all, I was motivated enough to continue to search for "clarity in my pictures"...

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Selfportrait in the rain (Detail 1)
Selfportrait in the rain (Detail 1)
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