The 4 paintings of women you need to know. Part I.

As a lover of the arts, a lover of the aesthetics of the female body and curious about the inner workings of human psyche, I most admire paintings that depict women in most intriguing moments. Of all the beautiful paintings I have encountered in my life, though, there are only few that have burnt themselves into…

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Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze

Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze Through February 24, 2019   “To me, there is no happy painting, truly great painting always has something desperate about it, something frightening, something ugly even” – Philippe Vandenberg, 1997 The dramatic sounding title of the Kunsthalle’s great fall exhibition “Kamikaze” therefore seems almost natural considering…

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68 – Pop and Protest

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Through March 17, 2019 Steintorplatz 20099 Hamburg http://www.mkg-hamburg.de We didn’t start the fire… Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg Senator for Culture and Media to Hamburg, used Billy Joel’s chorus of his ´89 smashing hit single to introduce the newest exhibition of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe(MKG), 68 – Pop and…

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Anita Rée – Hamburger Kunsthalle

Anita Rée Hamburger Kunsthalle http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en Through Feb 04 2018   I remember clearly the moment that I first laid eyes on Anita Rée, or rather her self-portrait (Selbstbildnis, 1930; Oil on Canvas, 66 x 60,8 cm; Hamburg Kunsthalle) in the Hamburg Kunsthalle, a couple of years ago one rainy Sunday afternoon. The melancholic colors, the…

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