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The art behind “Alien”

The summer cinema season became much more frightening with the release of “Alien: Covenant” on 18 May. The film, which follows on directly from “Prometheus – Dark Signs” from 2012, is Ridley Scott’s second prequel to his groundbreaking “Alien” film from 1979. In contrast to his predecessor, in which many felt that the cult figure’s […]

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How to shoot a panorama photo?

The world is big and wide and a single photo is often far too small to capture the magnificent view over the city or the land photo of the deep valley: the solution is a panorama picture. For professional photographing of a panorama photo a reflex camera is almost a must. But there are also […]

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Power of colours – the colour red

Whipping, dynamic, invigorating – the colour red combines numerous properties. It symbolizes happiness and love, it strengthens our willpower and ensures positive vibrations in our home. In China it symbolizes happiness and wealth, in other countries it stands for love. It increases our self-confidence and encourages us to act. We have compiled some exciting facts […]

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Landscape painting

As a genre of painting, this genre includes the pictorial artistic reproduction of the untouched nature surrounding or influenced by man. These can be pure natural landscapes, those with signs of human design, urban or industrial landscapes. The special features of a region that the artists consider to be worth depicting from their subjective point […]

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The Life Story of Andy Warhol

When I heard that Maren Gottschalk was working on a Warhol biography, I lifted my finger early to get a review copy. (Many thanks, dear Beltz-Verlag for the uncomplicated transmission.) I read down the first hundred pages of “Factory Man” like this. Then I was stupidly distracted with jobs. Now I could reach for the […]

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The art of Tim Burton

Hollywood in Brühl! Yesterday I was at the Tim Burton exhibition at the Max Ernst Museum and as expected it was very crowded. “The World of Tim Burton” of course relies on the pull of his well-known films like “Edward with the Scissor Hands” or “Alice in Wonderland”. This is also served accordingly. With more […]

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Women’s power in the Enlightenment

We continue with my next travel contribution. This time to the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, which is of course well known to me as an art historian. But it is only through our journey that I become aware of the significance of the “Baden Louvre” beyond the city of Karlsruhe. Exciting: here you visit one of the […]

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