|Excerpts from reflections on an exhibition
|Exhibition of works by Brigitte Smith at the Seminarhaus von Gut Kerschlach|
A wondrous world and its beings
|Moving depictions of animals and proud vestals|
|Kerschlach People require ritual in their daily lives. Regardless of the path one takes towards discovering the secrets of the cosmos, the need for rituals remains. According to Plato, the conception of ideas is a source from which rituals are born, or as Carl Gustav Jung formulated, from the archetypes of the human unconscious. To find images that draw us closer towards comprehension, openness and emulation has always been the task of the artist. That this is indeed a difficult challenge can be seen in the ban on imagery in the Islamic world. It was, however, amongst other examples, courageously realized in the artworks and icons of Christian churches.|
The human figure has always been present within the noble and majestic confines that we admire in the work of the romantics.