• Adam Adach, Beware: Rain, Snow, Fog, Frost, 2009

    photos Cesar Delgado Martín

The paintings: "Beware: Rain, Snow, Fog, Frost " and "The Crimean Sonnets (Return of the Tatars)", were inspired by the artist’s journey to the Crimea in summer 2009. He travelled along the route which had been most probably once taken by Adam Mickiewicz, and which is now one of the longest trolleybus transport lines in Europe. The route connects Simferopol, the capital of the Crimea, Alushta and Yalta and crosses the Angarskyi Pass at 752 m above the sea level. The Pass once enabled migration of different groups of people. It was crossed by the Asians, Greeks, Tatars, Karaites, the Genoese or Russian residents. Currently, it also serves as an important strategic point for the police. The title "Beware: Rain, Snow, Fog, Frost" was taken from informative boards used for displaying meteorological messages, to be read by all drivers who cross the Pass. Today, the place with such a technical road description also has a poetic description created by Mickiewicz in Sonnet XIII, in which he wrote about the nearby mountain: “Whether the sun shines or the mist overshadows / Whether crops are destroyed by the locust or houses are burnt down by a giaour, -/ Chatyr-Dag, you remain deaf and unmoved”. 

Year: 2009
Medium: oil on canvas
Format: 130×200 cm

Material: oil paint, canvas
Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galerie Nacht St. Stephan Schwarzwalder
Index: MSN: 4300-09/2015
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the 'National collections of contemporary art 2015' priority

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