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The art of Marliese Scheller

The art of Marliese Scheller

La corbeille de fleurs

Marliese Scheller is one of the rare breed of artists for whom art and life are intrinsically linked to the quest of knowledge.

At the Institute of Arts & Crafts in Sarrebruck, she discovered under Frans Masereel (1889-1972) the technique of woodcut and acquired under him a solid notion of the graphic art. With Hermann Henry Gowa (1902-1990), she gained a knowledge of colours and the harmony of tones and half-tones. She read oriental archaeology under André Parrot at L'Ecole du Louvre and her research took her to Byblos, Lebanon, where she studied Early Bronze Age settlements and artefacts. If antiquity has made her aware of the wealth of artistic forms, her predilections regarding Western painting crystallize around the works of Giotto and Michelangelo.

Marliese Scheller embraces and masters with relative ease the art of fresco (article in german), engraving, woodcut, gouache, water colour, oil painting, tapestry and miniature (illuminated manuscript). Each of these means becomes a vehicle for expressing her skills and a spontaneity that combines traditionalism with realism.