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Tagged With: Painting

AIRPORTS The Chance To Snack With Goethe …

THE IDEA IS/WAS GREAT! Mmhh, 99 % of all the people, passing though the airport in Frankfurt, haven’t the faintest clou who JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE was (the most important German writer, just think of „Faust“), that he was born in Frankfurt, and when he lived (he was a contemporary of Napoleon). So the idea … Weiterlesen »

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ART A Conversation Piece … (No. 51)

The church in Borja (Spain) is wonderful and 400 years old. The oil painting of Jesus, originally from the 19th century, was also a good on in the adapted style of Guido Reni, I would say. But the church fell into oblivion and the painting rotted away. There was not much left of the suffering … Weiterlesen »

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ART Interesting People Along The Way (No. 60)

His sculptures and painting are collected all over the world. They decorate private homes, safari lodges and government offices. Because Patrick Mumba’s works always have a deeper meaning, are an expression of the African soul and are rare examples of the successful combination of the past, the present an the future. Like the statue (in … Weiterlesen »

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ART If You Ever Come To Zimbabwe (No. 68)

As I told you before: Rock carvings and cave paintings are the origin of art and much more: the earliest examples of public human expression! I’m sure you have seen splendid examples from all over the world, but what the early artists did in the cliffs and caves of Zimbabwe is egregious – they refined … Weiterlesen »

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ART Collectors Corner … (No. 37)

The Qataris sit on a large gas bubble who makes them rich. It’s a tiny state, a peninsula in the Persian Gulf, and ruled like a private property by the family al-Thani. Nice people, no dictators, incredibly rich and prepared to share their wealth with their subjects. The Sheikh has a daughter, the daughter collects … Weiterlesen »

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ART Moments You Never Forget … (No. 16)

The year? Roughly 30 years ago. Where? In Munich (Germany). Andy Warhol had a Vernissage in the newly opened publishing house of Dr. Hubert Burda for whom he composed an enormous canvas, surely 4 x 3 m (or 4,40 x 3,30 yards), showing magazine covers Burda had published. Warhol had also made a very limited … Weiterlesen »

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