Friedrich Voltz News

A historical exhibition now showing in the castle of Tittmoning. Paintings and drawings by  Friedrich Voltz (german painter of cows 1817 - 1886) together with works of Pete Kilkenny whose theme has been cows for the last 17 years.

Collection of works by Friedrich VoltzThe Friedrich Voltz - Pete Kilkenny exhbition is from the 25th August to the 3rd October 2017 with a Finissage on the final day.

Since 2013 Pete Kilkenny has had access to many original works of Friedrich Voltz both on paper and on canvas which he has partly interpreted into his own work. He sees it as a great honour to become connected with a part of german painting history.

He continues with his Series of paintings on newspapers from around the world which includes also works which are direct interpretations of those from Friedrich Voltz.

Collection of works by Friedrich Voltz

"Alles ist vergänglich, nur der Kuhschwanz, der bleibt länglich" is the title of the exhibition which translated means that everything is transient and will perish, only the cow's tail will remain.
The german phrase supposedly stems from around 1880.

 

Friedrich Voltz on Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Voltz

Cow sketch by Friedrich Voltz