Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26)

Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938), 135 x 200.3 cm (53 1/8 x 78 7/8 in.), Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., Switzerland: Kirchner’s Later Years William Cook in The Spectator comments, “Here in rural Graubünden, he couldn’t help but lead a healthier life. This dramatic change of…

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Gut Staberhof III (1913)

The Truth, … and Nothing But the Truth I’ll be honest. Many of Ernst Kirchner’s works are….. not my favorites. (There. I said it.) This painting, however, caught my eye immediately because of the colors. A pink street? What is that all about? I looked more closely. The trees are full of texture and movement,…

Smoke and Mirrors – Existential Poetry

Smoke and Mirrors And you, with all your glorious flowering self-deception – your words are glowing embers and your tongue stokes the fire that engulfs me like paper but I think it fills the void inside of you. How does it feel to sleep with the lies you’ve fashioned from the flames? Some may wonder…

Johann Heinrich Vogeler: Reverie

“People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry      

Ferdinand Max Bredt – Reclining Odalisque

  Click thumbnail for larger image:   Private Collection Via: The Athenaeum Provenance:  Sale: Bonhams, Dubai, 11 May 2009, lot 58                           Sold: Sotheby’s  June 2, 2010 London, United Kingdom Purchased at the above sale by the present owner