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Gustav Klimt Bio

Gustav Klimt was born on 14 July 1862 in what is now the XIV Vienna district of Baumgarten, the son of a gold engraver. In 1876 he began his studies at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts.


Who was Paul Klee?

Klee was left-handed, but could paint with both hands. Many of his Bauhaus students were so impressed by his artistic abilities that they dedicated their own works to him.


Which camera setting do I use for landscape photos?

I would like to briefly explain the individual modes of the camera. With most cameras you can choose between the modes M, A, S, P and Auto. Then there are various camera manufacturer-dependent programs, such as Effects, Macro, Night, etc.. There are no limits to the creativity of the manufacturers.


Courage for art

Accessories are bestsellers. Real art lends a room more charisma than pure decoration. About the appeal of works of art in your own four walls. You can find a lot of inspiration for your home at


Art in Italy

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Italian art, due to the country’s lack of political unity, was marked by a disunity that favoured the emergence of different artistic languages and local and regional schools. In particular, urban cultures (Florence, Rome, Venice) set the trend in the development of art. Despite all the differences, however, the overarching traditions of the Mediterranean region were preserved. For centuries, Italian art had a decisive influence on all occidental art and culture. (Continued)

Art & Culture at the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea with its variety of natural beauties as well as the vastness of the landscape and the sea have fascinated artists, craftsmen and writers since early times.

Abstract Painting

Since I describe myself as an abstract painter, I find it important to place myself in the overall context of art history. Abstract painting already existed in the archaic style epochs, and it was rediscovered by modernism as a means of expression for the changed world and self-understanding of man in the 20th century. Etymologically speaking, “abstract art/abstract painting” means first of all non-objective, non-objective art.



The term cubism derives from the Latin “cubus”, which means “cube”. Cubism primarily deals with the artistic reduction of an object to geometric figures, such as spheres, cones or pyramids. Cubism developed between 1906 and 1908. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris are among the most important representatives of Cubism.


The Art of the World Exposition

I have a very personal relationship with world expositions. In the late 80s and early 90s of the last century I worked for the project office that organized the German appearance at the 1992 World Exposition in Seville. That was an exciting time and I particularly remember the competition for the architecture of the German pavilion that we held in the then still unrenovated Rolandseck railway station. In 2008 I wrote a book about Art Nouveau in which the theme of the World Exposition was also given a chapter. And now I have here the wonderful catalogue of the Marta Museum, which takes up the theme of the world exhibition once again. The accompanying exhibition runs until February 10, 2019 – in Herford and at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen . Brisante dreams, that’s the title of the exhibition, which announces exciting artistic positions revolving around “the best world exhibition in the world”. I have leafed through the catalogue and indulged in memories.


Balthus – the artist, his work, provocation

The exhibition “Balthus” can be seen at the Fondation Beyeler. I saw some of his works in Cologne in 2007 and maybe I’ll even be able to visit the show in Basel. I still have time until January 1, 2019. I read the catalogue, which was kindly sent to me by the Fondation Beyeler, with great interest. A nice occasion to take a closer look at the artist and his reception. (Continued)