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review 2018-12-11 11:43
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin... The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin - Melanie Franke,Robert McInnes,Silke Krohn,Dieter Scholz

This small book is intended as an affordable (for an art book) souvenir of a visit to the museum housing the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection. It reproduces "highlights" of the Collection with a short commentary on each piece. Said Collection was a private collection of mainly Surrealist and related works, now held by a Foundation dedicated to making the art accessible to the public.

 

The two most notable results of my visit were discovery of Piranesi and for the firsst time appreciating works by Paul Klee. This book has two reproductions by the former and several by the latter. There's a lot of other interesting work, too, though.

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text 2018-12-11 06:06
Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 96 pages.
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin... The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin - Melanie Franke,Robert McInnes,Silke Krohn,Dieter Scholz

Did you know Victor Hugo did graphic art? He has two pieces reproduced here.

 

One of Hans Bellmer's Doll pictures, an exceptionally creepy image, to me at least, is also reproduced. See it here:
https://www.pinterest.co.kr/pin/245024035960455216/

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text 2018-12-09 21:57
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 96 pages.
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin... The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin - Melanie Franke,Robert McInnes,Silke Krohn,Dieter Scholz

This collection focuses on Surrealism, its antecedents and closely related schools.

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text 2018-12-08 02:52
Reading progress update: I've read 26 out of 96 pages.
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin... The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin - Melanie Franke,Robert McInnes,Silke Krohn,Dieter Scholz

In terms of individual artists, my great discovery during my Berlin visit was Piranesi. Two of his Imaginary Prisons/Prisons of the Imagination (the Italian is open to either interpretation) images are reproduced here but there's a roomful in the museum. They are my strongest memories of my time there.

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text 2018-12-07 10:55
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 96 pages.
The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin... The Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection Berlin - Melanie Franke,Robert McInnes,Silke Krohn,Dieter Scholz

Part of the building in Charlottenburg that the collection is now held in:

 

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