Category Archives: Prints & Drawings

Liebermann Villa am #Wannsee

The small street is lined by the opulent villas of the new, or perhaps, not so new rich, some beautifully restored, some ugly modern condominiums, and other buildings of uncertain purpose. Liebermann Villa, built in 1909, was the summer residence of the painter Max Lieberman (1847-1935) and his wife Martha. The beautiful garden, destroyed after the war, has been carefully reconstructed, and the main features, so often painted by the artist, recreated. The front lawn offers a magical vista toward the lake. The first floor of the house, which includes the painter’s atelier, hosts regular exhibitions, currently a comparative study of Max Lieberman’s and Paul Klee’s visions of gardens.

 

The villa has been open as a museum since 2006. Renovation and maintenance of the house and garden are the work of the Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft, founded in 1995.

All photos ©2018 Honoré Dupuis


Sky Painting’s

Skies and stars


Retour à Berlin #photography #nostalgia


A walk around Tate Britain #photography #Lowry #Fautrier (1)

We went to the Tate primarily to see the marvellous Lowry exhibition. It was very busy but we loved it. One cannot take pictures in special exhibitions. Elsewhere only natural light  which suits me fine. Later I was gratified to visit the Prints and Drawings section – hidden treasure in the Clore building – to see magnificent prints by Jean Fautrier, who Jean Paulhan described as “l’Enragé”.

I shot Raw with my Nikon D3000 and 18-55mmm Nikkor lens, some in Monochrome. Of course natural light (no flash).

I am grateful to the Tate for allowing us the sheer pleasure of discovery. I wish to thank the curator of Prints and Drawings for her help and kindness.

Fautrier en français

Woman Reclining IV

Fautrier: Woman Reclining IV

Fautrier: the Executed

Fautrier: the Executed

Nirvana (not a Fautrier)

Nirvana (not a Fautrier)

Fautrier: Hostages on black background

Fautrier: Hostages on black background

Fautrier: Baby mine

Fautrier: Baby mine

Fautrier: Violet hostage

Fautrier: Violet hostage

Fautrier: Dark landscape

Fautrier: Dark landscape