De Kooning was the last to die from the legendary post-war generation, now known under the heading of Action Painters or Abstract Expressionists. He spawned together with this generation, an internationally recognizable American art. Because of this achievement, I am surprised to recall that De Kooning is actually European in origin. Willem de Kooning was… Continue reading Synthesis of styles in Willem de Kooning
Poets whose work open in silence; musicians who call silence the most perfect sound; painters whose images find their end in pure black or pure white - the white noise of nothingness accompanies my path. The attempt to banish expression has become downright suicidal. Was it da Vinci who first said he wanted to capture… Continue reading Haibun after Kate Newby
Whether criticism functions as a creative activity or a technical component of artistic creation, it always refers to an object that needs to be evaluated. Criticism is always a concrete response or a mediation that leads us to what is possible in a work of art. I’d like to point out first a, perhaps, a… Continue reading On Criticism
Sans Soleil is an amazing visual object, as simple as it is complex, a large canvas where tracks seem to be launched in all directions, reflections, multiple bridges between themes, places and time but where everything seems to turn in a concentric circle around a central message. It is a beautiful, fascinating enigma that quickly… Continue reading Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)
"Journalism is my vocation," Gabriel Garcia Márquez has explained in countless interviews. In the great literary works of the Nobel Prize winner of 1982 one often feels the tightrope walk between hard-researched facts and the slightly exotic poetry of Latin America, which results in the so-called "magical realism". How extensive the journalistic oeuvre of today's… Continue reading Gabriel García Márquez: Journalistic works 1948-1952.
All of them came to the event of the season, Georg Baselitz' exhibition at the Haus der Kunst - the politicians, the chic people, the renowned critics and the simple art enthusiasts. Large-format paintings from important phases of his fifty-year work now fill the representative ground floor rooms, with the so-called "Black Paintings" and the… Continue reading Georg Baselitz
The relationship between music and art has been a very intimate one since the Romantic period. The early romantic idea of a synthesis of the arts, which had precursors scattered in the "painting" music of the Renaissance and the Baroque or in the eighteenth-century tone paintings, is found in tandem gifts, as they have been… Continue reading Jazz and Painting