Constantin KlugeFrench, 1912-2003
Constantine Kluge was born in
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Constantine Kluge eventually moved to
His fascination with
Probably due to his early architectural training, Kluge has in the past been primarily occupied with subjects which include buildings of many types, but pure landscape subjects intrigue him as well. In his country scenes of provincial France, where sunlight and changing atmospheric qualities present a new challenge, Kluge uses the same subtlety and sensitive rendering of beauty found in his other work, It is interesting to find this capable painter rounding out his repertoire in such varied fashion. While Kluge continues to paint, he is also a writer of considerable stature, His autobiography, Constantin Kluge (published in 1987), details his fascinating life and includes many color reproductions of his paintings.
French art critics have declared that Constantin Kluge is a painter of poetic realism. Kluge paints without affectation, in a frank and straightforward style. His firm drawing and well-constructed forms are bathed in an atmosphere of subtle colors. He enjoys painting and communicates that joy to the beholder.