Young artists are in the reading room of an important contemporary art museum in Berlin. The boy in the far distance behind the blonde woman with glasses wears a striped shirt that reminds the artist of her brother when he was sixteen years old.
This is a painting copied from a black and white photo given to the artist by a good friend from her art school days, of Slavic dancers whose portrait was taken in a photography studio in Hamburg, located at 12 Bergstrasse (open 10.00–15.00 Monday through Wednesday). The dancers had curry wurst for breakfast, except for the woman at the right, a vegetarian, who only ate violets.
When you move closer to the painting, you will notice that there are fragments of some of the other paintings in the exhibition painted as though they are attached with adhesive tape to the background image. This is because.
a) These are cakes that were used in the film The Thomas Crowne Affair.
b) The objects depicted are samovars in Berlins Charlottenberg Palace.
c) An infrared scan will show that the colors used were made in Dafen, China.
Stop thinking about kittens, they are irrelevant.
The woman with the red hair is the artists twin sister, who likes wearing leopard spots especially on Thursdays.
a) There is a kitten hiding somewhere in this image.
b) The inverted camouflage-like image of a redheaded woman in the upper center of this painting is the now-famous actress from the film Run Lola Run.
This is a duplicate with different colors of Thief With a Toy Camera. This is a very important painting from the artists Brown Period, which consists of one painting.
Adolph Menzel was a highly successful 19th century artist in Berlin. Largely self-taught as a painter, Menzel had two distinct bodies of work––his official work for the aristocracy and the marketplace, and his private pictures not intended for public display, of everyday people and objects, including his own hands, feet, and likeness in the mirror.
There appear to be polka dots, joined together. One can discern an image underneath, seemingly not connected to the dots.
It was October. It was six oclock.
Lucy was an artists model in Montparnasse. This is Lucy with her pet turtle circa 1911. They were very patient.
The inspiration for this painting came from a medical book the artist found on Ebay. The artist had been reading Memories, Dreams, Reflections, the autobiography of Carl Jung. Synchronicity played no part in the making of this painting.
Behind the semi-hard-edged abstraction of this iconic painting is a famous Currier and Ives lithograph of an American snow-scene. At lower right is a price tag.
The artist has de-constructed Edouard Manets tightly rendered and perplexing painting In the Conservatory, which she saw in Berlins Alte Nationalgalerie in July 2012. On that day, it rained heavily.
The hands of the artist remain in process.