About the Book
ANAMNESIS OF LANDSCAPE
This Series of paintings allows me
to immerse into " pure " painting
without being lost in it.
Over the years I have searched for
this freedom in my work.
I explore and try to find the balance
between the realistic image and the
pictorial values for my paintings.
The concept of multiple canvases
and panels has always fascinated
It leads me towards the medieval
concept of religious paintings and
I hope that spirituality and serenity
are integral to my work.
Colour and light are additional fac-
tors that guide my work.
Colour to me is light.
For me, the Anamnesis Paintings
come close to musical experience.
I feel these works are a more direct,
human and spiritual expression
without confinement of the motif or
formal restriction; yet still consist of
all those elements that I have ex-
plored in my work over the years.
I do not use my photograph as
“support material” for my paintings,
but rather as a loose inspiration.
For me these photographs have a
separate identity as I am searching
with my camera a personal inter-
pretation of the subjects.
This is my journey through Iceland
and Greenland in summer 2011.
Ernestine Tahedl, 2012
Ernestine Tahedl was born in Austria and received a Master's Degree in graphic art from the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. She immigrated to Edmonton Alberta in 1963. Participating in group and traveling shows, she also won acclaim with solo exhibitions in Austria, France, Japan, the USA and this country. Her awards include the Graduation Prize of the Austrian Government 1961 and the Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 1966. In 1967 she received a Canada Council Arts Award. She was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1977 and of the Ontario Society of Artists 1984. She received the Governor General's Canada 125th Anniversary Medal in 1993, the recipient of the 2000 Arts and Letters Award from the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. A retrospective of her work covering 60 years was organized by the Varley Art Gallery in Markham in 2006 and toured to several other galleries in Ontario.