During the period of the lockdown and the subsequent restrictions on contact, the Berlin galleries chose different ways to stay in touch with art lovers. Dr. Peter Dittmar from the Dittmar Gallery decided on the ” Image of the Week”. For almost three months, he sent an image of a work from his gallery program by e-mail once a week.
Each work was accompanied by a short text, which Peter Dittmar wrote individually. “The short texts had to be carefully considered; the pictures, as beautiful as they are, should not be left alone,” Peter Dittmar, who has been a gallery owner for 30 years, explains his idea. “The texts should avoid jargon and cloudy speech, be clear and at the same time differentiated and come to a core statement, as well as the quotes interspersed from case to case. There was no scheme, each text had to be created individually in this compressed form.”
In this way, Peter Dittmar succeeds in turning the contemplation of a single work – accompanied by the compressed but nevertheless narrative and informative texts – into a form of encounter. An encounter not only with art, but also with the person who represents and communicates art. …
Read the article with all images of the week further on DEEDS.WORLD
Image caption: Forest No. 2, Scratch, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 180 x 210 cm