Floral paintings from Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann Cutout and Original 1915-1970

1915 - 100 years ago Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann her oil painting "Capuchin" painted - she was only a 15 year old girl. As Senior she finished in 1970 her oil painting "rime"; they had become 71 years old.

Many paintings she has devoted her life to flowers. We show now 35 of these oil paintings. To make the differences and their development transparent, we show first large format a section in front of and next to the original. Each comparison shows the great love of the painter to the intricate detail and infinite beauty of crea-tion. The transience of sounds in the pictures - but about the beauty of the painting we can bear im-permanence.

The 35 originals and their sections are ordered according to the year they arise. Who wants to see an original size, click once with the mouse on the small original right of the sec-tion:
then the painting opens on the entire screen. Then it's back with a click on the arrow at the top left.

Nasturtium in a brown vase
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Nasturtium in a brown vase
Oil canvas, 1915
CID: 151134
tulips
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
tulips
Oil cardboard, 1919
CID: 151129
Winter asters
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Winter asters
Oil canvas, 1925
CID: 151310
Cineraria in flowerpot
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Cineraria in flowerpot
Oil canvas, 1926
CID: 151504
Geranium with white cup
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Geranium with white cup
Oil painting board, 1926
CID: 154010
Bouquet with daisies
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Bouquet with daisies
Oil painting board, 1927
CID: 151072
Dahlias and Tagettes
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Dahlias and Tagettes
Oil painting board, 1928
CID: 151073
Masks
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Masks
Oil on cardboard, 1928
CID: 154019
Old Fashioned Bouquet
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Old Fashioned Bouquet
Oil cardboard, 1929
CID: 151079
Imperial crowns
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Imperial crowns
Oil Tempera, 1929
CID: 151304
Mixed bouquet in rustic vase
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Mixed bouquet in rustic vase
Öl Malplatte / Oil painting board , 1930
CID: 151307
asters and red leaves
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
asters and red leaves
Oil painting board, 1932
CID: 151031
Capuchin
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Capuchin
Oil-tempera on painting board, 1934
CID: 151114
Colorful garden roses
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Colorful garden roses
Oil, 1934
CID: 151308
Scabious and poppy field
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Scabious and poppy field
Oil-Tempera, 1938
CID: 151305
Pink bushy
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Pink bushy
Oil canvas, 1941
CID: 151032
Large Sunflower with tits
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Large Sunflower with tits
Oil cardboard, 1943
CID: 151039
Autumn asters with pear
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Autumn asters with pear
Oil on canvas, 1946
CID: 154009
Roses in vases
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Roses in vases
Oil painting board, 1948
CID: 151038
Japanese room linden
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Japanese room linden
Oil cardboard, 1949
CID: 151136
Tulips and Cosmeen
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Tulips and Cosmeen
Oil painting board, 1950
CID: 151026
Red blooming cactus II
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Red blooming cactus II
Oil canvas, 1950
CID: 151033
Flower Piece I
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Flower Piece I
Oil painting board, 1950
CID: 151046
Still life on the wall
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Still life on the wall
Oil painting board, 1950
CID: 154016
Winter bouquet
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Winter bouquet
Oil on canvas, 1951
CID: 151074
Flowers in Glass
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Flowers in Glass
Oil painting board, 1952
CID: 151100
Peonies
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Peonies
Oil painting board, 1952
CID: 151101
Farmers' Strauss
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Farmers' Strauss
Oil painting board, 1952
CID: 151109
Bouquet
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Bouquet
Oil painting board, 1952
CID: 151509
Bouquet in studio
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Bouquet in studio
Oil painting board, 1956
CID: 151108
Summer bouquet of larkspur
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Summer bouquet of larkspur
Oil painting board, 1956
CID: 151302
Three blue bouquets
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
Three blue bouquets
Oil painting board, 1957
CID: 151049
November flowers
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
November flowers
Oil painting board, 1961
CID: 151028
hoarfrost
Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
hoarfrost
Oil painting board, 1970
CID: 151023

Not always the life of the artist was as beautiful as her flowers painting. Her youth with parents was indeed happy. But then destroyed the WW1 happiness. The strugg-le for survival began, than followed the struggle of the artist to the permission to be allowed to study art - it was formerly prohibited for women. The Handikap sees no one now, but it hurt the artists very.

The hard-fought study was despite all the hardships a happy time for the young pain-ter. After first art awards and her marriage to Arist Dethleffs, after the birth of the world Ursula seemed fine.

But then limited the Nazis nearly every freedom - for the life, thought and art. Some artists fought, some conformed more or less - as well Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann. At least she was able to devote in this period of artistic education her daughter Ursu-la. She had then but luckier than many other women, which the war destroyed the family. After WW2 the artistic "religious war" with all those who had always known it all be-gan. Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann continued to paint - until their cancer surgery in the head. She survived the disease - but many limitations were the result.

Who knew the hard-working artist, wondered what the source of their power came for the many, enchanting floral paintings.

March 2016 Bernd Riedle