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Balthasar Burkhard

* 1944 Bern, † 2010 Bern www.balthasarburkhard.com

  • Kumano I/05
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 33
  • Size of image: 22,00 cm x 22,00 cm
  • Size: 44,50 cm x 33,50 cm
  • Production: Pietro Sarto, Saint-Prex
  • CHF 440.00
  • Sold
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  • Kumano II/05
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 33
  • Size of image: 22,00 cm x 22,00 cm
  • Size: 44,50 cm x 33,50 cm
  • Production: Pietro Sarto, Saint-Prex
  • CHF 440.00
  • Sold
  • Inquiry
  • Kumano III/05
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 33
  • Size of image: 22,00 cm x 22,00 cm
  • Size: 44,50 cm x 33,50 cm
  • Production: Pietro Sarto, Saint-Prex
  • CHF 440.00
  • Sold
  • Inquiry
  • Kumano IV/05
  • Heliogravure
  • Edition of: 33
  • Size of image: 22,00 cm x 22,00 cm
  • Size: 44,50 cm x 33,50 cm
  • Production: Pietro Sarto, Saint-Prex
  • CHF 440.00
  • Sold
  • Inquiry

Burkhard captures neither special events nor spectacular phenomena in his photographs. The repertoire of his motifs consists of the most elementary subjects, which he reproduces without any claim to allegorical exaggeration in the picture as what they are: Body, city, plant, landscape. For him, the simple, unmediated view of the things of the world is a reference to the universal, gigantic, incomprehensible that is hidden behind external phenomena (Anette Schaffer). - Balthasar Burkhard's black-and-white photographs are characterized by sharpness, attention to detail and perfect craftsmanship. Nevertheless, his works are not to be understood as technical reproductions of views of reality, but rather as an examination of the artistic achievements of the photographic medium. The motifs of the present heliogravures were created in Japan in 2005 in connection with the "Two Mountains" project: the Japanese photographer Naoya Hatekeyama travelled to the Swiss Alps, while Balthasar Burkhard explored the pilgrim paths in the mountain world of Kumano and Mount Koya.

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