GERMAN CONTEMPORARY ART AFTER WORLD WAR II The opening exhibit in the East Building galleries  also spotlights the museum’s Contemporary German art collection.DSCF0825Burning Rods 1984–87  Anselm Kiefer

This very dark work invites you to think you see many different images.  I thought I saw cars on a rutted road, a steam locomotive and a forest. But then again maybe I didn’t. The painting reflects the aftereffects of nuclear disaster.DSCF0826

The only bit of reality is the broken shard of a white china cup in the center of the far right panel.

DSCF0828Martin Kippenberger  —  From the Nose Drops Misery into Your Porcelain

Ten paintings … but is there a common theme that ties them together?


Orange and Black?


I like this, but I have no idea what it is.


Everyone thinks THE LIBRARY is a huge photographic print. But check out the details in this closeup.DSCF0832

One of the advantages of the new building … there is now room to show a plethora of Picasso’s in the original galleries.DSCF0841



About Robert Edler

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Posted on August 13, 2013, in A PHOTO FEATURE and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Love the Picassos. At first I thought the orange and black painting might be Barnett Newman, but research led me to the name Günther Förg. Now I have a new artist to learn about. Thanks!

  2. Also, where is Marika to comment on the art of her people? 😉

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