I am intrigued by this painting of urban landscape but skewed to feature the sky:
Frustratingly, this oil painting is not for sale. There are works also on urban landscape and sky by the same artist – for sale at Saatchi art – but none so mysterious as this. I suspect that the artist has realized that this is a key painting in her development and is holding onto it.
As I look at the picture from top to bottom, the tall building seems to transform into a door with impenetrable dark panels. All the texture and movement is in the sky, which pools and dredges and pulls the eye.
As far as I know, “himmel” is German for both sky and heaven, so I wonder if this has a spiritual interpretation. It certainly intrigues and points heavenwards. It would be particularly interesting to view if it was fixed high up on a wall.