Claus Horstmann-Czech: Colonna d' Arte,
Kleine Planken, 68723Schwetzingen
The constructivist sculptor Horstmann-Czech from nearby Heidelberg created this aesthetic example of technical perfection in a cool yet alluring combination of materials: polished Carrara marble and burnished steel. Despite the harmonious appearance, this is a work full of contrasts. The role of the pointed steel cones remains unexplained: do they provide protection to the pillars of art that bend before them, or are they a threat? Colonna d´Arte
prompts different readings and shows in principle the fragility of art through minimalist beauty.