„ Culinary feast for the eyes“
For years I have been looking into pots at
various places and collecting recipes of the meals which impressed me.
On the other hand they do not only inspire me to cook, but also to paint….
To me’kitchen’ does not only mean stove and
pan, but also a deep understanding in dealing with these objects and
their beauty, - therefore >Culinary
feast for the eye< on the wall is part of
gracious living for me.
I have been inspired to the picture “Still
life” by the poet Rainer Maria
Rilke. In October 1900 he wrote to Clara Westhoff about his dream:
“….There would be light in small houses, a
gentle, naked lamp, and I would be standing at my cooker and prepare
them supper: …..on a glass plate heavy honey would shine, and cold
butter, as pure as elves, would quietly be noticed on the colourfulness
of a Russian tablecloth. Bread ought to have been there…. Tea would be
ready for drinking, golden brown in glasses with silver mats, breathing
out soft aroma, the aroma that sounded to the Hamburg rose….
Big lemons, cut into slices, sank like suns
into the golden dusk of the tea,…
There should be red mandarins in which a summer
is folded up finely….