About this artwork
The story behind this picture is very simple. This grey heron is a typical bird of the region in which the painter now lives in the very west of Germany. When she moved here from the GDR, these birds seemed very exotic to her and she has been watching them ever since. What Wolff didn't know at first was that they also fly and hunt at night. When she went for a walk one night, she was really surprised to see the shadow of such a big bird next to her. In the picture, the artist captures this impression because she was working on a series of works on the theme of home. Grey Herons are migratory birds and serve in Wolff's painting as a metaphor for the fact that it is often quite normal not to have just one home.
Not to be overlooked is the precision and sensitivity with which the painter treats her motif. Her urge to explore and her admiration for the creatures she encounters becomes visible in each of the skilfully placed brushstrokes.

Nachtflug (Night Flight)

Regine Wolff
Osnabrück and Hamburg, Germany
Oil on Canvas
100 x 80 x 2 cm
€2,400 incl. VAT
About this artwork
The story behind this picture is very simple. This grey heron is a typical bird of the region in which the painter now lives in the very west of Germany. When she moved here from the GDR, these birds seemed very exotic to her and she has been watching them ever since. What Wolff didn't know at first was that they also fly and hunt at night. When she went for a walk one night, she was really surprised to see the shadow of such a big bird next to her. In the picture, the artist captures this impression because she was working on a series of works on the theme of home. Grey Herons are migratory birds and serve in Wolff's painting as a metaphor for the fact that it is often quite normal not to have just one home.
Not to be overlooked is the precision and sensitivity with which the painter treats her motif. Her urge to explore and her admiration for the creatures she encounters becomes visible in each of the skilfully placed brushstrokes.

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