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Märzakt IV
2021
Kohle und Ölpastell auf Papier
100 x 70 cm

Detlev Foth

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WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE (diptych)
Diptych 2020
150 (h) x 260 (w) x 4,5 cm
59,1 (h) x 102,36 (w) x 1,77 in
acrylic and oil on canvas

LARGE STATEMENT PIECE
LARGE-SCALED DIPTYCH

Inspired by long conversations by the fireplace…
When two worlds collide, we live for the moments that are worth remembering. Everything else is part of a past that tries to keep us from moving on.
I want to see more, feel more, live more, you say. I've already seen a lot, but it's not enough for me. I want to go on until my feet and my curiosity no longer carry me. But the time has not come yet. You look at me expectantly, but I don't say anything. When two worlds collide, love is not a safe place, it never was. Moments and the memories of them may be intended for the universe, but not people.

This diptych combines the following works and should be "read" from left to right:

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IN THE LIGHT OF THE VIRGIN MORNING
2020. acrylic and oil on canvas
120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm
47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 in
left part of the diptych

The Awakening: We are giants in the morning light. We have no questions at the beginning. Every breath is a sunny day and feels like paradise. No doubt in our head and in our hearts. We have no fear of the future. We live and we feel. We do not need more. We believe that these perfect and safe days and nights are endless, that they will last forever. But we have to grow up sooner or later.

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ON OUR LAST BREATH BEFORE SUNSET, REMEMBER US
2020. acrylic and oil on canvas
120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm
47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 in
right part of the diptych

The Fading: Late summer becomes autumn and winter is only a matter of time. The show is not over with one last bang. It is a slow process with countless steps from light to dark. The sun is already setting. But we want to resist, we want to stop the sun from running, if only for a short time. But we are no gods. We are not immortal. And tears fall. We feel too young to say goodbye. But we can be proud because we leave footprints here on earth. And it's not over now. We begin to accept our fate and enjoy the time that is given to us. Hope and love are the answers that help us through leaden hours. We smile and kiss and drink. And we remember Dylan Thomas: We don't go gentle into this good night. - There is no real finale, we are only a small part of the circle.

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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ William Faulkner

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
~ Lao Tzu