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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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Remembering Rembrandt

Remembering Rembrandt! This can’t be a coincidence! I started my Blog in the Rembrandt year 2006! And now he was visiting me! So of course not the real one. He died 345 years ago after all. But this wonderful copy, which was left to me by the Alte Pinakothek Munich. Only condition: I should show […]

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Peter Paul Rubens – The power of transformation

He was already one of the most versatile and well-known painters of his time in the 17th century: Peter Paul Rubens. And even today, the painter, born in Siegen in 1577, is one of the most important artists in the history of art. In his paintings, he executed fantastic pictorial worlds with virtuosity and showed […]

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10 steps to becoming true art experts

In the film Midnight in Paris, there is a wonderful scene in which an art layman steals the show from a (supposed) art expert: through circumstances that are not explained in detail, the protagonist (Gil) has the opportunity to travel into the past every night and ends up in the illustrious Paris of the 1920s. […]

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Paintings of Henry VIII of England

It is well known that a love affair begins when you meet someone you will fall in love with sooner or later, and you will meet them with love. Partnership exchanges are supposed to support the modern person and increase the probability of this meeting. The path to romance is rather unromatic. Earlier… yes, earlier, […]

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