The Tintoretto

Blog parades are sometimes wonderful playgrounds and always a welcome impulse. When Sabine from Infopoint Museen & Schlösser in Bayern and Münchner Kaiserburg knocked on my door for the blog parade, I was blocked for a short time. The one museum piece that fascinated me? One? In my mind, I …

Parisian coffee house scenes

The Kunsthallensommer continues to occupy me! This week it’s Paris! Paris! I spontaneously thought that my research interest in the coffee house would fit in perfectly with this motto. Because already in my master’s thesis I was more intensively occupied with the Parisian cafés. (That was so long ago. But …

Architecture of the 50s – Wilhelm Riphahn

I’ve been a fan of 50s architecture for many years. In 2004, I became more intensively involved with Wilhelm Riphahn when I conceived city tours for the supporting programme of the major retrospective at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst. Since then it has always been great fun for me to …

Is Illustration Art?

Wonderful, this contribution follows almost seamlessly to the previous one! To anticipate it right away: I mean YES! Illustration can be art. But not because art comes from skill and the craftsmanship in illustration can hardly inspire us. Last week I discussed art and illustration in a nice circle. The …

The shadow of the avant-garde

I was recently at the Museum in Essen. That had long been on my to-do list. And secretly I continue my 10×10 story with this visit. As a big fan of Classical Modernism (somehow it got stuck very deep in me during my studies) I naturally had to visit the …

Chagall

Father, mother, the two grandmothers, my handsome grandfather, our family, other families, weddings, funerals, rich and poor, our street, the gardens – all this passes me by like the deep waters of the Düna. My parental home no longer exists. Everything has disappeared or died. […] But I don’t want …

Micro Stories of an Eccentric Modernity

There they are hanging on overman-high lattice walls, and when the neon light comes on, you rub your eyes in amazement. ‘You here’, one might ask. You know each other, friendship by habit. So close, so dark and simple, but it wasn’t about her for a long time. All right, …

Bauhaus and America

In 2019, numerous museums and institutions celebrate the founding of the Bauhaus School 100 years ago. And not only in Weimar, Dessau or Berlin. In North Rhine-Westphalia, too, more than 40 exhibitions and projects recall an idea and its design that had existed in Germany for just under 15 years …

Titian and the Renaissance in Venice

A little sadness seems to lie in that look The dark eyes testify to the absence, the short moment in which the thoughts determine the expression, in which the whole concentration on the feelings expresses itself in a blurred look into an unknown distance and in the lips that are …