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Lene Schwarz

Artistic Quest: The Sublime in the Mire

Current Project


Lene Schwarz, View of the Steinbecker Vorstadt, watercolor, 2023.


Watercolor Painting Workshop with Lene Schwarz


May 25, 2024


2 pm - 6 pm

Meeting point: 

Schöpfwerk Steinbeckervorstadt, An der Bleiche, 17489 Greifswald

Registration until May 15, 2024, with Miriam Strotmann:

Nature rises up almost majestically in C. D. Friedrich’s “Monk by the Sea” (1808/10). The painting highlights how physically small humans appear in the face of colossal natural phenomena. In the drained peatland landscape, we want to explore the “quiet greatness” of nature and the traces of its human shaping. One goal of the workshop is to learn the so-called Value Studies with pencil and color as a fundamental technique of watercolor painting. Guiding questions: What is the relationship between the typical peatland landscape, nature, and humans here? What happens when we emphasize or even omit traces?


The workshop series PEAToresk: Artistic perspectives on the drained mire meadows near Greifswald is offered in cooperation with the projects MoKKa and Sensing Peat. It takes place within the framework of the 25th anniversary of the Michael Succow Foundation and the 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich. Our partners are the Greifswald Mire Centre, the Protestant Parish of St. Nikolai, and the Mire Manager of the City of Greifswald.

Cooperation Partners:

Greifswald Moor Centrum
Succow Stiftung
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