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BERLIN BRUSHES: GUSTAV WUNDERWALD

On this grey and gloomy day, a splash of colour straight from 1927: Gustav Wunderwald’s painting of the entrance to U-Bahnhof “Schönhauser Tor”. The station, part of the old Linie … Continue reading

Jan 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: FRANZ SKARBINA’S CHRISTMAS MARKET

The painting we would like to introduce today is the 1892 “Berlin’s Christmas Market” by Franz Skarbina. The Christmas Market painted by the artist eight years before the end of … Continue reading

Dec 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: PENNELL´S LEIPZIGER PLATZ

Behold Warenhaus Wertheim in Leipziger Platz – famous Berlin department store whose remains were removed after WWII – here on Joseph Pennell´s 1921 lithography. An interesting fact: the section of … Continue reading

Oct 24, 2017

BERLIN BRUSHES: JULIUS GRAUMANN

One of the most cheerful 1920s paintings of Berlin, it is filled with a buttery-yellow light which turns the place into a fairy-tale it never was.

Jan 25, 2017

BERLIN BRUSHES: LESSER URY

Is it still raining in Berlin today (I am asking from a tiny village hidden among the gentle hills of Lower Silesia)? Are the streets as beautiful and full of … Continue reading

Oct 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

BERLIN BRUSH STROKES: THE ARTIST, HIS BIKE AND BERLIN

  Today´s Berlin Brushstrokes picture is “Gleisdreieck” (after a large inner-city Berlin railway junction and the scene of the 1908 railway accident described in our previous post) a lithographic print … Continue reading

Sep 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

BERLNI BRUSHES: URY ON A RAINY DAY IN BERLIN

  Here is a perfect painting to go with this greyish and rather damp day in Berlin: Unter den Linden on a rainy day in the 1920s, painted by one … Continue reading

Jun 13, 2016

BERLIN BRUSHES: ADOLPH VON MENZEL

“Berliner Hinterhäuser im Schnee” (Berlin´s Rear Buildings in The Snow), painted by Adolph von Menzel in 1847, most probably captured the view from or towards Menzel´s house in Ritterstrasse in … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2016

BERLIN BRUSHES: MAX LIEBERMANN

To celebrate the first proper snowfall this winter here is another wonderful Berlin painting: “Snow in the Tiergarten” – view from Max Liebermann´s studio at Pariser Platz as seen by … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2016

BERLIN BRUSHES: KARL HUBBUCH

A beautiful etching by Karl Hubbuch, contemporary and colleague of Otto Dix and Georg Grosz: corner Leipziger Strasse and Friedrichstrasse in 1922 during the construction of the U-Bahn line. Image … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: MORGENGRAUEN by HANS BALUSCHEK

The title of this 1930 painting by Hans Baluschek can be translated either as „At dawn“ or as “Morning Horrors”. It is one of the most moving documents of the … Continue reading

Sep 18, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: DOWN THE RIVER WITH HERR JACOB

View over the river Spree between the river and Stralauer Strasse painted by Julius Jacob the Younger in 1886. On the right side the Rotes Rathaus and Nikolaikirche with its … Continue reading

Aug 18, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: LIEBERMANN´S BEER GARDEN AT THE HAVEL

Sotheby´s, the world-famous auction house in London where Liebermann´s painting was sold in 2011 for almost a million pounds described it on their page as follows:”According to Dr Matthias Eberle, … Continue reading

Jul 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: WALTER LEISTIKOW

Here is a wonderful summer painting by one of Berlin´s great artists, Walter Leistikow, “Abendstimmung am Schlachtensee” (“Evening at the Schlachtensee”). Another personal favourite, looked at with particularly great fondness … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: LUDWIG SÜTTERLIN

Göttin des Lichtes: an illustration used in the 1897 book “Die Berliner Elektrizitätswerke bis Ende 1896” by Gustav Kemmann, published to chronicle and celebrate the history of one of the … Continue reading

Jun 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

OUT AND ABOUT IN BERLIN: THE LIGHT STROKES

An exhibition must for all fans of impressionism and expressionism in painting: to be seen from May 22nd until September 20th, 2015 at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Pissarro next … Continue reading

May 29, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: LESSER URY

   

May 27, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: EDUARD GAERTNER

The Opernhaus, in 1742 still known as the “Hofoper” (Court Opera House), was re-named “Königliches Opernhaus” (Royal Opera House) in 1844 , only to become the “Staatsoper unter den Linden” … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: “TIEFER SCHNEE” BY HANS BALUSCHEK

With the snowfall and the wintry weather outside the windows, let us a have look at one of the most beautiful images of the early 20th-century Berlin: the “Tiefer Schnee” … Continue reading

Mar 31, 2015

BERLIN BRUSHES: TIERGARTEN BY LESSER URY

Feb 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

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