Montag, 27. Oktober 2014

My very subjective view on the Arp Museum

Have you ever been to the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck???

Welcome! Please get closer!

Aron Demetz. 

I am

Current special exhibit with many interesting human-like sculptures from 22. August 2014 to 11. January 2015

The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck at Remagen in the Rhine Valley south of Bonn is composed of two main buildings: the entrance and restaurant area is in the old railway station Bahnhof Rolandseck, completely refurbished in 2002. 

And a second, very modern building behind and above it - the actual main museum, called the 'Richard Meier Bau' / Richard Meier building with most of the exhibition rooms and artworks of Hans Arp.

Hans Arp, also known as Jean Arp in France, (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French (Alsatian) sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

He's known as one of the founders of the Dada movement, he broke with the Surrealist movement to found Abstraction-Création.

One of my museum's favourites was the connecting tunnel between the older part and the 'Richard Meier building", where you can find that great light sculpture. (I love light sculptures!)

Generally speaking I was more impressed by the museum's architecture then by most of the exhibited artworks! Sorry, Hans! ;-)

In a second (= next) post I want to display my photographic interpretation of that light sculpture tunnel!

Here's my photographic interpretation of the building's elevator to the 'Richard Meier Bau' at the end of the tunnel.

The museum's architecture gives ambitious photographers many options to work creatively as well and to find their metaphorical language of this great place (in my humble opinion).

Fortunately it was not forbidden to take photos in most of the exhibition spaces of the museum - only in one part of the current exhibition with Old Masters taking photos was not allowed.

Most (all?!) of Hans Arp's artwork is really reduced to the minimum - like the sculptures above
or the grafic sculpture at a white wall below.

But when I saw and took this photograph of a female bodybuilder displayed in a different part of the museum...  

... I felt the need to fuse both artworks to a result of its own in my subsequent picture editing... ;-)

= Fusion Art ;-)

So: Stand up - now it's your move!

The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is waiting for you.

And it's really worth visiting! 

And: try to find your own very subjective view on the museum and its great artworks!

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2014

Alpine Beauty Queens

German: Muh!  - English: Moo!

But: this beauty doesn't speak any English - it's an "Allgäuer Brauvieh" or "Allgaeu brown cattle", originated from Central Switzerland.

In my humble opion one of the most beautiful cow species we have in Germany.

Did you see its fluffy ears and beautiful eyebrows???

On our hike from the Gaisalpe ("Goat Alp") along the Wallrafweg to Oberstdorf we suddenly walked into a herd of these trusting, friendly and photogenic cattle.

Obviously they were used to come into contact with mountain hikers and mountain bikers every now and then; they were far away from being hectically or nervously when we stand amidst of them.

Are you also able to lick your nostrils with your tongue!?!?! ;-)

This is what I called a "place of work" (--> beef steak production!) with a magnificent view!

And after a series of ore than 30 photos: enough is enough! ;-)

Hol - la re - dl du-li - ri,  di ri - dl - du - li - a, di ri - dl - du - li - a, ...

Sonntag, 5. Oktober 2014

Still summer...?

Rape & Sunflowers.

And some lacy phacelia.

Taken today... Oberrimbach (who cares?)...

lacy phacelia - Phacelia tanacetifolia - Rainfarn-Phazelie

Donnerstag, 18. September 2014

In the Haunted Forest

One never knows what is going to happen in the haunted forest...

...shall we just have a look to see what's going on there???

You want to come with me?


Bad Mergentheim, spa gardens / Kurpark
11. - 21. September 2014


Montag, 15. September 2014

Garden Days at Langenburg Castle

Gartentage auf Schloss Langenburg

05. - 07. September 2014


Have you been to Hohenlohe once before? 

 Hohenlohe is located in the Northeast of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, but the boundaries of this charming region with many castles and lovely valleys are not clearly defined.

Langenburg is one of the gems of the Hohenlohe region with an impressive castle on a hill / headland high above the river Jagst.

Enjoy some of my impressions I took during the popular Langenburg garden days one week ago.
They took place in and around the Langenburg castle.

Any idea what kind of flower I took here?

-->  Echinacea purpurea "Now Cheesier", what else!?  ;-)

Not only Indian elephants I was able to find on the castle walls...

 ...even real alpacas you were able to experience on the exhibition.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away???

Here are plenty of them - each a different species / strain.

But you know: I can't see a beautiful flower without taking a photo of it (or two, three or seventeen).

Here: Japanese anemone / Anemone hupehensis / Herbst-Anemone

 Last but not least:
Topinambour / Helianthus tuberosus / Topinambur

I hope you enjoyed my walk through the garden exhibition!