Mare Balticum (2005-2011)

'The Baltic Sea has been a route for transit and commerce, but also an area of both natural and cultural wealth, as exemplified by the early German romanticism – with Caspar David Friedrich and Philip Otto Runge – or, much later, the Ahrenshoop landscape painters who settled on the peninsula North-East of Rostock (Germany). Attracted by the strong and beautiful light, they would come and spend mainly the summer period painting in the open the rural scenes and landscapes.
The 22 photographs of the 'mare balticum' series were taken from the shore, a few kilometres either side of Ahrenshoop. Eddie Bonesire patiently captured the changing light of the hours, the days and the seasons, with a spectrum of colours that ranges from whitish grey to blue-black. The series attracts by the sheer elegance and beauty of the clear to diffuse line of the horizon, while the large format water surfaces have a feel of moving mirrors.'

Marie-Therese Huppertz, curator

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