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Caroline von Grone

Blick nach Osten
The paintings from the series Blick nach Osten (Looking East) record the view from a picture window
in the painter’s studio – of the crown of a chestnut tree in front of the house opposite.

Grone keeps close watch over the ever-changing view her window frames of the chestnut tree. The
budding leaves silhouetted by the early morning light in April formed the starting point for the series.
There were only brief periods of time during the course of the year suitable for capturing this fleeting
impression. With vigorous brushstrokes, Grone transfers to canvas the luminous reflections of light
playing across the window pane.
A completely different picture presents itself in the winter, when the structure of the boughs comes
to the fore. The leafless branches glow moss-green in the slanting light, standing out like a trellis
in front of the house’s flame-red roof. Depending on the season and the light, the pictures draw the
viewer’s attention to different details, opening up new color spectrums.
Morgenspiegel 1, 2012, Oil on canvas, 71 x 147 cm
Morgenspiegel 2, 2014, Oil on canvas, 70 x 165,4 cm

Wintersunn 2, 2015, Oil on canvas, 64,2 x 147,1 cm
Tanz 3, 2015, Oil on canvas, 71 x 165,4 cm

Skizze 1 zu Morgenspiegel, 2012, Oil on hardboard, 35 x 71,9 cm
Skizze 2 zu Morgenspiegel, 2014, Oil on canvas, 34 x 71,3 cm
Wintersunn 1, 2015, Oil on canvas, 34 x 71,2 cm

Tanz 1, 2015, Oil on canvas, 34 x 71,2 cm
Tanz 2, 2015, Oil on hardboard, 30 x 60 cm