Wood memory: Gabriele Münter & Wassily Kandinsky



1 Wood Memory_Gabriele Münter_Tree

Gabriele Münter bought 1908 on the urge of her companion, Wassily Kandinsky a house in Murnau, at the foot of the Alps, near Garmisch Partenkirchen. She bequeathed it later togehter with her art collection to the Municipal Galery "Lenbachhaus" of Munich.

About ten years ago, some over a hundred years old linden trees on the way to the Münter-house were cut down due to road works.
As De Muynck heard about this, she had the idea that these trees must have "seen" as young trees almost every day Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky. The image of these two protagonists must have been carved in their " tree - memory" and she bought the remaning parts. On the occasion of the hunderd years jubilee, 2008, she startet to excavate the wood memory.



2 Gabriele Münter & Wassily Kandinsky look left and right.

Sculpture with two plaster heads and a 110 year old linden tree.

This work symbolizes both the artistic and personal situation of the two protagonists.



3 Gabriele Münter _ Portrait

Additional to this 'Hommage à Gabriele Münter' De Muynck made a portrait study of Münter, in which she brought together artisitic methods that GM especially loved to use: outline drawing and verre églomisé painting.