Moving Art Colony

Since November 2018 the artist Gerd Lepic and his wife Uta Schnuppe Strack are traveling through Europe to visit the different Artists' Colonies. On his blog Gerd Lepic documents this unique experience.

 

"How did you get the idea to do the trip?"
In addition to my work as an artist, I have worked for more than 30 years as a psychotherapist with a focus on trauma therapy with creative media. Last year I became seriously ill and had to work shorter. I decided to use this period of rest for traveling. When traveling, I have always visited artist locations. Last but not least, my partner Uta Schnuppe-Strack and the experiences I gathered during the International Artistic Meeting, which took place from 12 to 24 June 2016 in the EuroArt artist colony Murnau under the umbrella of the European organizations, were decisive for the project MOVING ART COLONY in EUROPE Artist colonies, euroArt took place. In Murnau, the European idea became visible: people from different European cultures came together to work together in a peaceful and respectful way. After this experience, I set myself the goal of contributing to greater cultural understanding and cooperation in the European context. Working as a clown and painter, Uta Schnuppe-Strack has finally encouraged me to embark on a journey to European artist colonies, artists' venues, and meet contemporary artists as MOVING ART COLONY.

 

"What's so exciting about artist colonies and artists?"
I was born in Würburg, where there was also an artists' colony. During my childhood and adolescence, I came into contact with the works of several artists who worked on the "New World" (Erich Heckel, Alfred Kubin, Otto Modersohn, Hans Purrmann). During my studies I learned more about the character of the artist colonies from my teachers Ilse Selig and Helmut Booz. I visited Worpswede and then spent some time thinking of starting a community. In part I was able to realize the idea in the 1980s in the foundation of a group of painters in the Würzburg Artists' Salon 77. To this day I feel similarities with the historical artist colonies, above all the yearning for an unbroken connection between man and nature. This longing has also been reflected for a long time in my pictures, for example in the depiction of plant people.

Download the Exposé (only german)

 

The Route:

Date

Visited Artists' Colonies

11/2018

ITALY KLAUSEN/CHIUSA: Museum Klausen

11/2018

 

11/2018

 

11/2018

FIRENZE: Galleria degli Uffizi,

12/2018

LECCE: Culture of the Cartapesta artists

12/2018

 

01/2019

NAPOLI, ERCOLANO: School of Resina

01/2019

FRANKREICH: NICE, TOURRETES SUR LOUP, CAGNES-SUR-MER: Domaine les Collettes, Musee Auguste Renoir, SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE: Fondation Maeght

 

NARBONNE 

02/2019

SPANIEN: SEVILLA

02/2019

PORTUGAL:LISBOA

 

 

03/2019

FRANCE: ANGERS

03/2019

BARBIZON

03/2019

MORET-SUR-LOING

03/2019

GREZ-SUR-LOING

03/2019

CERNAY-LA-VILLE

03/2019

AUVERS-SUR-OISE

03/2019

STRASBOURG

03/2019

 

03/2019

 

04/2019

GERMANY: MURNAU

05/2019

FRANCE: PONT AVEN, CONCARNEAU, LA POULDU, PLOUBALZLANEC

05/2019

 

06/2019

GREAT BRITAIN: SAINT YVES, NEWLYN, CHRISTCHURCH

06/2019

LONDON

06/2019

WALES: 

07/2019

ENGLAND: LIVERPOOL

07/2019

IRELAND:

08/2019

SCOTTLAND: EDINBOURGH, GLASGOW

09/2019

BELGIUM: SINT-MARTENS-LATERN, TERVUREN, GENCK, SINT IDESBALD

09/2019

NETHERLANDS: DOMBURG, EDAM-VOLENDAM, KATWIJK, LAREN, LEEUWARDEN, MOLENHOEK, NUNSPEET, OSTERBEEK, ZWEELOO

09/2019

GERMANY (optional): AHRENSHOOP; BERLIN-WILMERSDORF, BRANNENBURG, DARMSTADT, DÖTTLINGEN, DRISPETH bei Gadebusch

10/2019

POLAND: KAZIMIERZ-DOLNY, BRONOWICE, KRAKOW, ELBLAG, SLUPSK, SKLARSKA POREBA, WARSCHAU, ZAKOPANE

10/2019

GERMANY: MURNAU

FRANCE: MARMOUTIER

10/2019

ALBANIEN:

MAZEDONIEN: KRIVA PALANKA (St. Joakim Osogovski)

11/2019

GREECE: ATHEN, PAROS, HYDRA, KEFALONIA

12/2019

GREECE:

01/2020

GREECE:    BULGARIEN:

02/2020

ROMANIA: ARAD, NAGYBANYA (Baya Mare)

HUNGARY: SZENTENDRE, GÖDÖLLÖ, SZOLNOK, UJKER

03/2020

AUSTRIA: GRAZ, WARMBAD VILLACH, KAISERSTEINBRUCH

 

SWITZERLAND: VEVEY, ASCONA, BASEL, LOUSANNE, SITTEN (Schule von Savièse)

04/2020

GERMANY: MURNAU

05/2020

GERMANY (optional):  DUHNEN, ELMSTEIN-APPENTHAL, FERCH, FISCHERHUDE, FRIEDRICHSHAGEN bei Berlin, GELNHAUSEN, GOPELN, GRÖTZINGEN, Künstlersiedlung HALFMANNSHOF, Havelländische Malerkolonie, HEIKENDORF, HELLERAU, HINTERSEE bei Ramsau, Hollerbacher Malerkolonie, HOHENHAGEN, KALLMÜNZ, KAMPEN (Sylt), KEVELAER, KLEINSASSEN, KRONBERG im Taunus

06/2020

GERMANY(optional):  NÜRNBERG, PRIEN, SCHWAAN, SCHÖPPINGEN, SELM, SINZIG, USEDOM, WEIMAR, WILLINGSHAUSEN, WORPSWEDE

07/2020

DENMARK: EKENSUND, FAABORG, SKAGEN

08/2020

SWEDEN: RACKEN/ARVIKA, VARBERG

09/2020

NORWAY: BALESTRAND, FLESKUM/SANDVICA, ASGARDSTRAND 

FINLAND: ÖNNINGEBY, TUUSULA

10/2020

GERMANY: Rückkehr