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Artwork for Month November: Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann "November Posy"

Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann
November Posy
Watercolor-Pencil , 1945
CID: 103018

Historical Document: The watercolor was painted by F. Dethleffs-Edelmann in November 1945.

November 1945 was a difficult time for Germany with a little hope.  The horrors of the war weighed heavily on everyone: the wounded and the dead. The displaced. The murdered in the concentration camps. The destroyed families. The destroyed countries. The fear of the revenge of the victors.Besides the hope: the end of the 2nd World War. The hope of forgiveness. The hope for more justice than 1918. The hope for peace with all people.

The watercolor by Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann is a touching contemporary testimony of the artist. It combines in its simplicity the fears and hopes of November 1945:

On stacks of stalks the withered devil's wort. Next to it the branch of the white snowberry with withered leaves and scattered fruits. Below, as a sign of hope, two small flowers: their narrow, white petals bring brightness into the dark ages. The swinging band holds joy and sorrow together and at the same time shows that life goes on.Which style: German Art or New Objectivity? At that time it was not about style. It was just about getting up again. It was about pure survival. The painting of flowers had saved Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann in the past of the Third Reich. It also saved her for the future.

After the war, the three Dethleffs, Arist, Fridel, Ursula, were expelled from their house in Isny to Buchenberg near Kempten by the French occupying forces. The French commandant had moved into the villa Dethleffs. The factory in Isny led the old manufacturers Albert and Rudolf Dethleffs. (Albert was the father of Arist.) And the caravans? Nobody needed them in 1945. At that time, the families of owners and employees survived with whips and sleds.

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