The still lifes
 

Since the beginning of his artistic career Siegbert Hahn has devoted himself to the still life.   The particular charm of these still lifes lies in the composition of object and painted scene.

Firstly he paints the fruits or vegetables life-size.  This gives them a palpable immediacy which is pleasing to the eye.  Secondly, he places the life-size objects in the foreground of a landscape that stretches far back into the distance. Because of the contrast in scale, the vegetables and fruits in the foreground appear monumental.  They seem like a memorial to nature, set up before the eye of the viewer.  The breadth of perspective in the middle- and background makes for a striking immediacy, which brings the foreground palpably close. Thus the fruits and vegetables in the still lifes appear as symbols of nature.

The paintings below are  (due to their size)  divided into four groups: miniature - small size - medium size - large size.  Please click on a chosen picture and you will receive an enlarged image.


Miniature

  Small autumn still life


 (1977)
 16,5 x 26 cm
    Small winter still life


  (1977)
  16,5 x 26 cm
  Plums


  (1985)
  15 x 20,5 cm*
    Appraising the
  blackberries

  (2002)
  14 x 19,5 cm
  Appraising the berries


  (2002)
  14 x 19,5 cm
    Appraising the
  gooseberries

  (2002
  14 x 19,5 cm
  Three gooseberries


  (2004)
  14 x 19,5 cm
    The green apple


  (2004)
  14 x 19,5 cm
  Four plums


  (2004)
  14 x 19,5 cm
   

Small size

  Asparagus


  (2000)
  21 x 30 cm
    Summer delights


  (2001)
  21 x 30 cm
  Plum still life


  (2002)
  21 x 30 cm
    Fruit still life


  (2004)
  21 x 30 cm
  Time of berries



  (2004)
  21 x 30 cm
    Gift of the summer



  (2004)
  30 x 40 cm

Medium size

  Still life with three
  melons

  (1995)
  45 x 70 cm
    Still life with
  yellow melons

  (1995)
  45 x 70 cm
  Still life with three
  pumpkins

  (1996)
  45 x 70 cm*
    Fruits of the
  autumn

  (2002)
  45 x 70 cm
  Still life with
  melon and
  quinces

  (2002)
  45 x 70 cm
    Still life with
  pumpkin



  (1996)
  49,5 x 61,5 cm
 The bunch of grapes




  (1987)
  60 x 60 cm*
    Still life with small
  red pumpkin




  (1996)
  70 x 60 cm
  Still life with three
  quinces




  (1996)
  70 x 60 cm*
    Abundance and
  Emptiness





  (1997)
  79 x 66 cm

Large size

  Still life with
  pumpkin



  (1986)
  65 x 90 cm
    Autumnal
  mise en
  scène


  (1993)
  57 x 81 cm
  After the grape
  harvest





  (1993)
  96 x 76 cm*
    Memory of the year
  gone by (melon)





  (1992)
  100 x 80 cm*
  In the autumn






  (1993)
  100 x 80 cm
    A summer road






  (2007)
  100 x 80 cm
  The time of
  the pumpkins



  (2003)
  80 x 110 cm
    The hour of
  the pumpkins



  (2003)
  80 x 110 cm
  Great
  pumpkin
  still life


  (1994)
  80 x 110 cm
    Under the
  autumn tree



 (2002)
 100 x 130 cm







 Autumn still life with pumpkins
 (1994) 62 x 162 cm*