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Gerhard Richters ATLAS Exhibition Opening 2012

Mr Griffiths of the Victoria and Albert Museum London

Gisbert Porstmann at the opening of the Wilhelm LAchnit exhibition 2012



Marc Chagall Evening

Travel Pictures

I had been invited with other Dresden artists in 2004 to do an exhibition in the Hotel Elyssee. This was a fine opportunity to sleep 5 Star plus and to do first sketches of the city centre and in Hamburg Blankenese.

I went with Simone and Helen to Quedlinburg in the winter of 2003. We investigated the harsh Harz Mountains and thus learnt more about the nature of Caspar David Friedrich's art. At the moment this is but a selection of three of the many images I drew there and coloured in the evenings, mediatating on winter colours. Quedlinburg is famous because of Lyonel Feininger, King Otto and Heinrich Himmler. What a strange, beautiful and terrifying mixture.


The selection I have uploaded here is not strictly speaking dedicated exclusively to travel pictures. It is a lucky bag of panoramic images from Bohemia, Italy and then again there some images of Dresden - for instance of the Zwinger Palace. The bridge shown here on the thumbnail leads into Egon Schiele's beloved Bohemian haunt - the town of Cesky Krumlov.

Radebeul and surroundings. For about six years I had my studio on Paradies Straße in Radebeul. Here are some watercolours and oil paintings I did when I first arrived there, but also certain travel sketches created closer to home - on the way to Meissen for instance - just as in the preview image on the left.