Hildegard Weber-Lipsi - Feux d'Artifice, 1994
Lithograph chalk on paper
42 x 29.7 cm
Hildegard Weber-Lipsi (1901 - 2001) drew and painted almost daily. She always had her sketchbook with her to record visual impressions and colourful experiences. Over the years, she explored various themes, reexamining them time and again through new perspectives. With curiosity and inventiveness, she created penetrating series, including the Feuerwerke (fireworks).
Exploding rockets, flickering golden rain, glaring flashes of light - with her expressive chalk drawings, the artist succeeded in capturing the atmosphere of the fireworks spectacle on paper. With thick, fast, and strong lines Hildegard Weber-Lipsi drew the dark night sky. She used the remaining white areas to depict the light, giving her works an enormous luminosity. It almost seems as if the flashes of light glow through the dark sky made of black chalk lines.
This group of works is currently presented in the thematic exhibition LINE - Creation and Reduction in Roggwil. You can also gain a virtual insight into the show via our Online Viewing Room.