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Rut Blees Luxemberg, Feuchte Blatter (Moist Leaves Moist Sheets), 1998, c-print mounted on aluminium

Rut Blees Luxemberg, Feuchte Blatter (Moist Leaves Moist Sheets), 1998, c-print mounted on aluminium

Rut Blees Luxemberg, Feuchte Blatter (Moist Leaves Moist Sheets), 1998, c-print mounted on aluminium

Rut Blees Luxemberg, Die Ziehende (The Wandering Depth), 1999, c-print mounted on aluminium.

Rut Blees Luxemberg, Die Ziehende (The Wandering Depth), 1999, c-print mounted on aluminium.

Rut Blees Luxemberg, Die Ziehende (The Wandering Depth), 1999, c-print mounted on aluminium.

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Rut Blees Luxemburg
Feuchte Blatter (Moist Leaves Moist Sheets), 1998
C-print mounted on aluminium
150 x 180 cm
Edition 3 of 5
PT1377

Rut Blees Luxemburg
Die Ziehende (The Wandering Depth), 1999
C-print mounted on aluminium
150 x 230 cm
Edition 1 of 5
PT1378

Purchased through the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme with Lottery funding from Arts Council England, 2000.

These two works by German artist Rut Blees Luxemburg are part of a body of fourteen photographs, titled Liebeslied (Lovesong), taken between 1997 and 2000. Influenced by the German Romantic poetry of Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843), the images present an intimate portrayal of the London landscape at night. Shot using a large-format camera using long exposures, the images capture the melancholy stillness of the city illuminated by the glow of ambient street light. Glossy surfaces of water shifting over concrete and leaves reflected in a puddle, reveal the power and beauty of the natural world emerging through the filter of the urban environment.


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