Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wiesbadener Oranien Monument in Art


From 1969-1972, I lived in Wiesbaden, Germany. In Luisenplatz, there stands the equestrian Oranien Monument, which was dedicated to the first Nassovian field artillery. [Source] In German, it is called "das Denkmal für das 1. Nassauische Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 27 Oranien." [Source]

The beautiful monument has an interesting history. Berlin artist, Paul Scheurich, won a competition in 1933 to create the monument. Dr. Hermann Kaiser inaugurated the statue in 1934. Kaiser later broke with National Socialism. and joined the resistance in World War II. He participated in the coup d'etat against Adolf Hitler, for which he was sentenced to death. [Source]



Inscription: "His path of life is appeal against war and inhumanity."


I have a statue of the graceful Oranien horse, which I have a depicted in several still lifes.



"Oranien Stallion with Mannequin"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
48 x 40
"Oranien Cavalry Horse"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
48 x 40

"Oranien Stallion with Figure"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor
14.75 x 12

"The Horse Trainer"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor
14 x 16

"Oranien Artillery Horse with Vase"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor
19.5 x 15.5




"Oranien Stallion with Oriental Screen"
Bonnie Hodges
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48

"African Figures"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor

6.5 x 8


"Oranien Horse with Gazelle"
Bonnie Hodges
Watercolor
11 x 13.75

Prints and notecards of the paintings are also available, even for the ones that were sold. Please contact me for information. Please visit my Portfolio to see more of my paintings.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Bonnie Hodges,
    I am a nephew of Hermann Kaiser. The winner of the contest of 1933, Paul Scheurich, was selected by my father, who was an artist like you. He portraited the High Society of Berlin in the 1920ies, 30ies, 40ies. Beyond that, he painted landscapes, castles, Abbey Eberbach near Wiesbaden etc. Most of the oil paintings were destroyed in WW II, but I have some, which were saved.(Have a look into Wikipedia, "Heinrich Alfred Kaiser"). In 2010 the private diaries of Hermann K. were edited by me, unfortunately in German.
    It would be great if you are interested to learn more about my family.
    Best regards,
    Peter M. Kaiser

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