Džemma Skulme “All Day Sun” (122 x 122 cm)
Short description about the author:
She is a prominent Latvian painter who has made a major contribution to the development of Latvian art and social life. She comes from an esteemed family of painters — the Skulme family who are the founders of Latvian classical modernism, and she is the daughter of the painter Oto Skulme and the sculptress Marta Skulme.
She studied painting at the Department of Painting of the Art Academy of Latvia and the Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute.
She has held solo exhibitions in Riga (1968, 1985, 1992, 1994, 1995); Switzerland and Milan (1971); Vilnius (1976); Calais (France, together with O. Ābolu); Fredrikstad (Norway, 1994, 1995); Cēsis (1996); Kiev (1997), and galleries in Germany, Austria, Canada and the USA.
There have also been several exhibitions of the Skulme family organised. The painter regularly takes part in group exhibitions, too. Her works can be viewed at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Zimmerli Art Museum (USA), Tretyakov Gallery (Russia).
Short description about the artwork:
For a painter, art is a tool with which they can influence the viewer giving them the possibility to see a different world. Same as with life, art also faces threats and fears which in the end must be overcome. That is where the power of creating stems from. And we also need to find this power of creating when going through treatment, and when we need to win the illness. The Sun and its light depicted in the painting hopefully will help in difficult situations as the Sun is the symbol of eternity and life which inspires and spiritually enlightens.