Verena Loewensberg was born on this day, 28 May 1912 in Zürich. –
Loewensberg had a lifelong friendship with the painter Max Bill and his wife Binia, who shot this portrait.
In 1936 she painted the first concrete pictures and helped in 1937 with the founding of an association of modern artists in Zurich. In the center were the Zürcher Konkreten. Loewensberg associated with Max Bill, Camille Graeser and Richard Paul Lohse. She participated in their successful group exhibitions. In addition, she was inspired by the work of Georges Vantongerloo and Piet Mondrian.
Throughout her life, Verena Loewensberg refused to engage in any sort of restricting theoretical discourse. Her artistic oeuvre therefore covered an enormous scope, ranging from color field painting to monochromatic works. She occupied herself with the square, rectangle, circle and line, as well as with color and its interaction. Between mathematical principles of order and intuitive compositions, between emptiness and abundance, between non-color and colorfulness, between rest and motion, she created a stimulating interplay. Her stylistically diversified oeuvre started out from an open concept of concreteness, which bears witness to the artist’s intellectual and artistic independence as well as to the up-to-date character of her artistic contribution to this day. –
Images: 1. Verena Loewensberg, 1934, Photography Binia Bill, Zürich, 2. Ohne Titel, 1945, oil on canvas © Verena Loewensberg Estate, Henriette Coray Loewensberg, Zürich, 3. Verena Loewensberg, Untitled, 1972, 4. Verena Loewensberg, Untitled, 1970/71, oil on canvas, 105 x 105 cm © Daimler Art Collection, 5. Verena Loewensberg, Ohne Titel, 1953, oil on canvas © Verena Loewensberg Estate, Henriette Coray Loewensberg, Zürich, 6. Verena Loewensberg, Ohne Titel, 1949, oil on canvas © Verena Loewensberg Estate, Henriette Coray Loewensberg, Zürich, 7.Verena Loewensberg, 1978, Photography Thomas Cugini, Zürich,
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