Friedrich Voltz News

Preparations are underway for a historical exhibition which will show works of 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 - 3rd October 2017 with a Finissage planned for the 31. Oktober 2017 in the castle of Tittmoning.

Since 2013 Pete Kilkenny has access to many original works of Friedrich Voltz both on paper and on canvas which he is now interpreting into his own work, this he says is a great honour to become connected to 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 end, 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