Born in Dieburg, Germany on June 28, 1930, Rudolf Schmidt channeled his artistic talents by studying at the German Academy. After graduating, he then became a teacher at several universities such as Darmstadt University (1972-1983), Kassel University (1975-1978), and Frankurt University (1979-1983). Before marrying his wife, who is an Indonesian citizen in 1980, Rudolf only traveled in Europe to introduce his paintings.
Since 1983, Rudolf often visited Indonesia and painted natural beauty and portraits of Indonesian life in several areas such as Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java and Bali. While in Indonesia, Rudolf became interested in studying light reflections on the subject of his painting which was poured on canvas using oil, chalkcoal, and crayon as media.
Village Scenery expresses the peace and tranquility that the artist feels when enjoying the nature, culture and activities he encountered in Indonesia. He uses a simple technique in depicting forms, but they are usually rich in color. “I like to work in open spaces and immediately paint what I see. Therefore, I quickly became familiar with the people around me,” he said. For Rudolf, the expansive beautiful scenery where everyone lives in harmony with nature can create its own serenity. This is what made Rudolf love painting Indonesia.
The painting is in good condition
oil on canvas
signed and dated (lower right): RS 07
Accompanied with a certificate authenticity published and signed by the artist. framed
59 x 73 cm
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