This is not Berlin, this is Brussels, after visiting Berlin, an exhibition with paintings, drawings, sculptures, pictures and other artworks connected to Berlin in the 1920ies, early 30ies.
View of De Kunstberg, Brussels. Godfrey is behind me.
Picture at the exit of the Fine Arts museum. Statue of Godfrey of Bouillon in the middle, with the Coudenberg palace on the left. The original palace where Philip the Good & I suppose the Bold in his younger years too sometimes resided burned down a long time ago but you can visit the cellars or something. I haven’t done this yet. The royal palace of our
wooden planks king and queen is behind it.. The picture is fuzzy but it’s a place connected to the research I am doing right now, so I wanted to post it anyway.
Part II of our field trip to Brussels. Some of us went to the Klimt exhibition. I chose for the other group. The exhibition Berlin, tbh, was not really my cup pf tea. I like art deco and Metropolis but the German art of this period, such as Otto Dix, and similar is ugly and depressing. It was also very cold in the rooms (I know why they called the palace that way now – it translates as cold mountain). On top of that my ticket wouldn’t scan and I had problems with the cloakroom locker. No time left for Antoine after this visit.
I am still trying to define how I am going to paint the second – the red – portrait of Charles, which is the one based on all the input of other paintings, biographies etc. Photorealistically (hard without a model)? Medieval? Expressionist? I am going to experiment a little in the coming days. I have seen a portrait of an evil man at the exhibition but in a style I really liked. I didn’t take any pictures there except that one.
This is part II of the report about our field trip to Brussels. It’s already late and I need some time to write the report. Let’s say more accidents and dukes were involved.