From Destruction to Beauty

 Westmännerinseln 12.11.11, 2011, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 50 cm
 Westmännerinseln 13.11.10, 2010, Acryl auf Leinwand, 20 x 30 cm
 Westmännerinseln 08.11.11, 2011, Acryl auf Leinwand, 50 x 70 cm
Westmännerinseln 02.11.11, 2011, Acryl auf Leinwand, 70 x 50 cm

Sometimes by chance you come across something that literally takes your breath away.

German artist Werner Knaupp's Acrylbilder series is evocative of a churning, stormy seascape--powerful, raw and otherworldly. Landscapes with an abstract edge. A sight to behold. I can almost hear the waves, smell the sea salt and feel the sting of the harsh wind on my face by just looking at these photos. The heavy brushstrokes provide a wonderful texture that lends an almost 3D quality to the painting. I've been to the seaside in actual inclement weather conditions and let me tell you, it's not pretty. It's all gray and dreary and it felt like the end of the world but these paintings managed to depict it in a way that inspires.

I encourage you to check out his other works, all of which are simply delightful.


  1. Thankyou for sharing these Mika! They are absolutely breathtaking, such wonderful texture & they have a real sense of movement too, as though you could easily get caught up & swept away in them. Beautiful.

  2. These are masterful. Thank you for introducing this artist. I know exactly what you mean about being able to hear and smell the crashing waves.

  3. you're right, these are stunning. i took me a few seconds to work out if the first one was real or not. doh. really great find though, good to touch.


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