Continuing the Crawford Gallery's theme of documenting the landscape, internationally renowned artist Goffried Helnwein will exhibit a number of large-scale (some are of seven metres in length), photo-realist canvases depicting landscape. Helnwein divides his time between Co. Tipperary and Los Angeles and his paintings draw upon the sublimity and drama of these contrasting environments as well as revealing the parallels of Irish and American terrains.
Perhaps more recognised as a painter of highly emotive portraits, this exhibition will reveal the influence of landscape throughout his career from the early Vienna cityscapes to the present series of Irish landscapes and recognises the impact in which the German romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) has had on Helnwein's work.
Visit: The Crawford Art Gallery
July 3 - September 4, 2004
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland