GEOMETRIE DES ZUFALLS
a workshop for women artists in the Ruppin region
Women artists were invited to work with paste paint on various types of paper on the theme of patterns in intoxication at the Ganzer estate.
The manor is a former knight's estate that was divided in 1654 and owned by the von Rohr family. In his Wanderungen durch die Markbrandenburg (Walks through Brandenburg), Theodor Fontane described the ownership and the people who lived there. Today the estate is inhabited by the Mason Brown family and Katrin Mason Brown runs an art school for children there.
Now women artists from different art fields met here and let Rita Lass introduce them to the secrets of paste colours. It is a very old technique and was already used in the Baroque period to make coloured and patterned papers. This process had the advantage of producing patterned papers in a simple way and in large quantities.
But as always, only the exploration of the materials and a certain amount of practice with the craft also releases creativity. For me it was a great experiment and gave me an impulse to deal with colour in a completely different and for me new way.
The whole thing took place in a beautiful ambience and warm temperatures in the garden and always outside under blossoming apple trees. Our workshop ended very successfully, perhaps almost romantically, with a meal together on the island in the lower lake. Here we even had the pleasure of watching fireworks from the water.