Freight ship "Wilhelmine von Stade", built in 1912 in the Jakobswerft in Moorege, Pinnau
Since Easter Sunday, the artist Heinz G. Klug has been presenting a selection of his maritime works in Wischhafen in the Stade district. Some of them include well-known historical ewer, cutters, loggers and others, such as the "Wilhelmine von Stade" from 1912.
Like many of his colleagues, Klug, who was born in Darmstadt in 1937, draws his inspiration from the area: he has lived in Buxtehude near Hamburg since 1967. His central motifs are seascapes, captain pictures, coastal views, mud flats, river and harbor scenes as well as landscapes from the marshes and geest in the vicinity of Buxtehude. The trained engineer has been enthusiastic about the "gentle technique" of sailing for decades, is often out on the water himself and - not infrequently with marine painters - also constructed his own small sailing yacht.
As diverse as the motifs are also Klug's techniques, which range from acrylic to watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, graphite and fiber pen to computer-aided forms of representation.
The exhibition in Wischhafen, Unterm Deich 7, is open until July 30, 2006. The museum is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until June 15, then daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information about the painter: www.hg-klug.de or about the museum: www.kuestenschifffahrtsmuseum.de.