Sunday, January 26, 2020

Art gift book "Excellent Art - Exzellente Kunst"

The art and gift book „Excellent Art“ introduces thirty-one artists from nineteen countries around the globe by presenting four works per artist on a double page. The book based on two group exhibitions for winners and finalists, held in 2017 in the light-flooded foyer of Weißenthurm’s townhall on the left bank of the Rhine. In addition to the visual artworks shown at the exhibition the book also features the artworks of several guest artists and haiku poems from Portugal, The Netherlands and Germany. As one of the poets is also a visual artist, her work is presented under the heading: “Art and Poetry”. Seven artists received an award and are featured more prominently on the cover, title page and back of the book.



Excellent Art - Exzellente Kunst

International Artworks and Poems


Bilingual art gift book with 124 artworks and 29 haiku poems from 19 countries.






Relax and Rejoice with Art and Poetry from around the world

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA


Ai-Wen Wu Kratz: Delightful Colors; Alicja Snoch-Pawlowska: Fascination Perspective; Ana Galvão: Visual Enchantment; Ann Dunbar: Paradise through the Eye of a Needle; Beverly Ashcraft-Johnson: Multiple Layers; Bie Flameng: Inspired by Van Eyck; Cinla Seker: Invitation to Associate; David Whitfield: Psychological Depth; Derwin Leiva: Optical Illusion; Diana Kleiner: Profound Conversation; Gerhard Rasser: Trips to Nowhere; Gerhardt Gallagher: Seascapes Spawning Dreams; Ivana Gagić Kičinbači: Inspiration and Construction; Jerzy Pietruczuk: Avantgarde Affinity; Kazuko Misawa: Floating Color Tones; Kurt Ries: Beyond Stillness; Lisa Graham: Vehement Circling; Mady Piesold: Contrast over Color; Mari Vedin Laaksonen: Getting to the Bottom of the Moment; Maud du Jeu: Appealing Body Language; Merete Bartholdy: Visual Pull; Miriam Cojocaru: Tempted to Travel; Patricia Pascazzi : Interpreting the Uninterpretable; R. Geoffrey Blackburn: Places of Peace and Grandeur; Rowena Božič: Approaching the Distance; Sophia Koopman: Magic of the Sea; Svetlana Vedernikova: Blossoming Motifs; Takanori Iwase: Melodious Flow; Veryal Zimmerman: Sensitive Impressions; Watana Kreetong: Fireworks of Color and Light; Yvonne Welman: Figurative Narration


Poems: Ana Galvão, Reinhard Harbaum, Youetta de Jager, Gabriele Walter

You can order and buy the book worldwide in the book trade (ISBN 978-3-96103-724-7) and also on Amazon as well as in other internet bookshops. 

  • 70 pages with 124 artworks and 29 haiku poems
  • Publisher: Re Di Roma-Verlag
  • Language: English, German
  • Hardcover, size: 26 x 21 cm


Book participants can purchase any number of the book from the publisher at the reduced author's price. Please find more information here!


Prize winners „Honorable Mentions“ as part of the book project:


  • Cover: Bie Flameng (Belgium)
  • Backcover: Alicja Snoch-Pawlowska (Poland), Maud du Jeu (France), Patricia Pascazzi (Argentinia), Sophia Koopman (The Netherlands), Yvonne Welman (The Netherlands)
  • Title page: Ivana Gagić Kičinbači (Croatia)


Exhibition in Cologne 2020


Exhibition in Weißenthurm on the Rhine 2018


Exhibition in Weißenthurm on the Rhine 2018