"The painting 'Ohne Titel (Landschaft mit Pfeilen)' [Untitled (Landscape with arrows)] was made in the year Anselm Kiefer began painting landscapes, to which he systematically juxtaposed graphic elements. This was his method of turning landscape painting into a stage to evoke history and mythology.
Kiefer was one of the protagonists of the so-called return to painting in the 1980s. A student of Joseph Beuys at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in the early 1970s, he was inspired by the artist and teacher’s interest in cultural myths, metaphors and symbols capable of illuminating the identity and the recent history of Germany. A recurring theme in his work is also the duplicating nature of representation, frequently made explicit by the application of objects and graphical elements over the canvasses on which they are also reproduced. "