Maria Zinfert

Schattenloses Licht


But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul; and more strange and far more portentous — why, as we have seen, it is at once the most meaning symbol of spiritual things, nay, the very veil of the Christian's Deity; and yet should be as it is, the intensifying agent in things the most apalling to mankind.

Is it that by its indefinitness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe […]


Die zitierte Passage aus Herman Melvilles Roman Moby Dick ist wiedergegeben in meinem Text Schattenloses Licht / Light without shadows im Katalog zur Ausstellung Schönheit, Pracht, Wollust und Gelassenheit von Thilo Heinzmann in der Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin 2004.