Osiris and Isis

Osiris and Isis

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sonnenblume I

Unlike his massive paintings, this relatively small one shows us bowed sunflowers. As figures they could be thought of as mourners, with dark heads and slender stalks. Kiefer's interest in poetry and words/languages makes for an examination of the title relevant. The idea of a "sun" flower gives many clues into faith and humanity, giving hints of christian faith and a mourning for the world.

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