Title: No. 125
Medium: Oil on wood panel – antique frame
Size: 100 x 120 cm
Price: Upon request
About the artwork: In the art of Christian Peschke female figures are symbolic in several ways: as the primaeval earth-mother behind all life and existence, woman occupies a central position in the cosmos.One of his favourite motifs is the human, and especially the female, body. His nudes and similar sculptures are the best reflections of his aesthetic. In his „Also Sprach Zarathustra“, Nietzsche wrote a diatribe against the „despisers of the body“: „The human body is great common sense, a multiplicity with a single sense, a war and a peace, a herd and a herdsman.“The surface of the skin comes across as blotchy, used and „lived in“. It is never the ascetic body, never the emaciated body deprived of life that we see – instead we see powerful bodies that are full of the power of life, the power of a woman. The bodies are often intertwined in an embrace, creating an interplay of arms and legs; at other times the naked bodies are slumped down in a meditative, introverted posture.