Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Re: Sprengel Visit...

Hannover is fairly stuffed with museums, but the Sprengel, despite its heavy-handed gallery security policy, is perhaps the best of the lot. This city was the home of Dadaist extraordinaire Kurt Schwitters, and thus it's no surprise the museum has a large, very impressive collection of his works. The CP and I moved slowly through the warren of interlocking rooms, luxuriating.

I sank into his 1920 assemblage, Merzbild Einunddreissig ("Merz 31").



(Click above for a larger version of the image.)

Perfection...

Claudia's favorite work that day was Emil Nolde's breathtaking Der Schwärmer, from 1919. Nolde's astonishing colors explode from the canvas...



After four hours, we ran out of steam. We'll go back again soon...

TS