Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Anselm Kiefer: Für Walther von der Vogelweide

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac / Salzburg / Art

Under the lime tree / On the heather, / Where we had shared a place of rest, / Still you may find there, / Lovely together, / Flowers crushed and grass down-pressed.” So go the first lines of “Under Der linden,” a song written by the medieval German lyric poet Walther von der Vogelweide. Anselm Kiefer, deeply influenced by German history, and an artist who’s said, “I live in language,” has produced a new series of monumental paintings inspired by Walther and his “Under Der linden.” The pictures were painted in Barjac, France, where Kiefer was struck by the glowing fields—the cycle of beauty and decay, fertility and oblivion, the seed and the scythe. —L.J.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Mirabellplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.