Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 14, 2009
Image Size
86.7 KB
Resolution
595×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
710
Favourites
35 (who?)
Comments
61
×
White Schwitters by derkert White Schwitters by derkert
Digital collage by edvard derkert 2009

After the two trashy "cut up" pictures I am back on the art track again. Is this the beginning of my white period?

Did you know that that Schwitters share the the edvard name with me. Of course not! He was baptised Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters.

Almost as longs as Pippi Longstockinga name: Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump.

In english: Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Schwitters was name Eduard after his father. I was also named after my father. But my full name is so very short:
Jean Edvard Derkert!

But you can call me Ed!

By the way the whole you see on the right is from Berlin academy of art. Just for your information!

The piece is built around/upon a window covered with wooden planks i found in the German town Wismar which belonged to Sweden until 1903. Very strange.

Anything more you want to know?
Add a Comment:
 
:iconszmermel:
szmermel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, great!
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Why, thank you Greta!
Reply
:iconizaaaaa:
Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks Miss!
Reply
:iconmmariana:
mmariana Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Very nice idea derkert! I like how you combined Schwitters thought on yours. The white room he made of angular papers and cartons was destroyed unfortunately during the war. Sometimes white isnt always light, it may has an eery feeling in moments in time..
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thank you. they have a replica of the Merzbau in Hannover. I visited the museum. I was disappointed, didnt say me very much. White is alost never really white. Thats just a fancy idea!
Reply
:iconwoefoep:
woefoep Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I like Schwitters, so i like this..
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
He is oeuvre is a bit uneven – he tries everything – but when he's good he really is. My favourite us a small one in the Moderna Musset in Stockholm. They have taken it down just showing a big realy one which I dont like much!


Thanks!
ed
Reply
:iconfredfree:
fredfree Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
-WHITEISRIGHT-
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
white on brother Free
Reply
:iconfredfree:
fredfree Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
:peace:
Reply
:iconeckenheimer:
Eckenheimer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scales. :-)

like the abstract effect.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
sheets scented with lavendar and sunlight, school, institution, and now scales. Associations from you and others!


Thank you!
Reply
:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I like this because it is clean and light and reminds me of sheets scented with lavendar and sunlight.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks Laurie. Thats sound better than 1. school 2. instituition (two other suggestions9. I am always a bit hesitant when it comes fo my more non figurative works, i most always think they need a little sonethig real or some punchline. I had stuff in the hole, like a very small table and a lttle yoga man. But it didn.t work. Maybe it is good as it it is, but I think when I find the right thing I will put it there. I can wait! What do yo say?
Reply
:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I am drawn to this just as it is. There is motion, and feeling, and plenty for my imagination to work with, which is what captures my interest and causes me to like an artwork. I suspect that if you stumble upon the exact right literal images to add, they will shout at you until you add them! But right now, I don't think you need to search to add literal references. I like it as it is, but then again, that is just my humble opinion!
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks you Laura. I am not that soft on minimalism, abstraction, or constructive art work (some I like of course) so when I go in the direction myself I do get a bit suspicious. And i say say to my self: This is a bit boring it need some "funny parts". I think I am not really good at looking at art – with mindfullness. I think you see qualities that I cant perceive. I am a restless doer. Always ready to move on to he next piece. Somee of my artist friends they look at their works (hanging on their studio walls) for very long stretches of time – evaluating it, pondering over what could be done etc etc. So for me it is very good hearing that some my more "empty" work can work.

But you are restless one too I guees. yu seem to be very prolific! is that the mode of the collage artist? have read my texts on: [link] And let me add at last that I am very grateful (yes that's the word) for the time and interest you take when commenting my work. And let me also say that you should also have been on the cut and paste show, but,but....... read my journal!

edvard
Reply
:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Oh my! The link you sent leads to a goldmine! I look forward to exploring after my work is done today. I so enjoyed your note, particularly how you explain the way your mind calls for "funny parts" or other visual amusements, and then you manage to resist! Accomplished musicians do the same--some evaluate endlessly and never let go, some are happiest in their own confidence that how they present is a gift to the world just as is. And restlessness? Oh, yes, always, and I am a restless observer, too, always looking to learn. Thank you for your compliment on the show--my head is still reeling from that.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Thanks for mindful response (as always)
ed
Reply
:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is wonderful, Ed. Doing so much with so little--but when one takes a longer look, not so little after all. I love the composition, the depths, the slightly exposed innards... and it even makes a face when one looks at it a certain way!
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Yea i see the face now. And I wanted to be so "Abstract"!
Reply
:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Faves are always creeping in, the human brain looks for them everywhere!
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Yea we are born that way!
Reply
:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yup, I remember a professor talking about human development, telling me that long years ago. The merest hints of a simple T shape...
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
or: ..


ed
Reply
:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
even that! crucial to survival--the eyes of the parent, the eyes of the predator in the dark.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I see.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks – Kat just saw an institution. I saw a composition. you too, and also a face. I mst have a look! I was just galad I did something cool and light. I am a biit on the dark expressionist side quite often!
Reply
:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes, this is recognizably your work, but with a lighter mood than your pieces often have. Good stuff.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks!
ed
Reply
:iconkatdiestel:
KatDiestel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
impenetrable. reminds me of a mental institution.
take care and feed your head, ed - and i don't mean with pixels.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Cool – I thought. But I see what you mean!

I will try too!!!!!
ed
Reply
:iconkatdiestel:
KatDiestel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
good.
i just had the embarrassing news that i will have to leave tomorrow instead of monday ... i am always the last to know, it seems :(
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thats not fair! take Bee!
Reply
:iconkatdiestel:
KatDiestel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
life is not fair per definitionem, i guess. but i will be alright. i will go either to this place near venice (haven't got a reply from my friends yet) or back to zürich. one or the other, doesn't make much of a difference at the moment. i will keep you posted ...
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Whats init in Zürich (your prob told me, but still)?
Reply
:iconkatdiestel:
KatDiestel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
the atmosphere felt good and i would have liked to stay for the night ... so now i may have to do so alone ...
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Go to Spiegelgasse, where Cabaret voltaire was held. Dont no the number. Have a god time with Rösti!
edman
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconnirvanangel:
Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me of school..I nearly had to shudder ;)
But I like it alot!
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
school?? But thanks for liking it ven though it reminds you of school!
ed
Reply
:iconnirvanangel:
Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
yes I'm studying in the middle school of fine and applied arts in Budapest (it has to be something like this in english), I've got painting classes and we will have final exams next year and last year we learned about Schwitters.
My painting teacher likes him
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
He si not know for his paintings (horrible lanscapes) but for hi s collages but he was the first one who did installations, especially his Merzbau. But hi also did a lot smaller relief pieces – which I think I associated this pic with!

I both like and like his art. Sometimes very good and somtimes not. But I can relate to what i was doing alot. He was also a writer!
Reply
:iconnirvanangel:
Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
yes I know - who said that we only learn about painters/painting in painting class? (; We learn about artists in general.
Our prof shows lots of dias from the 70s when he visited a lot of musees and made photos.
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Sorry I didnt mean to correct, or lecture you about "painters" etc. Today I seem to be more clumsy than usual.
Reply
:iconnirvanangel:
Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
no problem (:
keep on doing your good work!
Reply
:iconiram:
iram Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
hey ed! :wave:
really love that one... don't know even why :)
cheers! :hug:
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Its white – reminds you of winter!
Thanks!
ed yalla bye Il.
Reply
:iconaudreysmith:
audreysmith Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it!
Reply
:iconlandkee:
landkee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
When are you getting the town back?
Reply
:iconderkert:
derkert Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Never it seems. But they a swedish kopf, a swedish head (some soldiers head I think) as their town logo.
Reply
Add a Comment: