Series "A la recherche du temps perdu" (Spanish Legend II), 1988

Series "A la recherche du temps perdu" (Spanish Legend II), 1988
Watercolour on paper, 72 x 53 cm

The expressionist watercolour Spanische Legende II (Spanish Legend II) is another powerful character study by Ruth Baumgarte from 1988. Gaze lowered and in the contrapposto stance with his right hand on his hip, the Spanische Legende dominates the page.

The expressionist watercolour Spanische Legende II is another powerful character study by Ruth Baumgarte from 1988. Gaze lowered and in the contrapposto stance with his right hand on his hip, the Spanische Legende dominates the page.

At the same time, there is something timeless about the figure standing against the backdrop of a town scene with a clock tower in the background. Like all Ruth Baumgarte's works from the series A la recherche du temps perdu, this painting shows the passage of time and mythological strands that combine to shape the historical and narrative scene and setting.