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 …