I want to paint a series of paintings to add to my Berlin series that started 10 years ago when I first arrived. I was gone in North Germany for 3 years and have been back since a year. A lot has happened in that time and I have found my Muse again. What is and was the most exciting part of Berlin ? The many theatres, concert halls ,opera houses , film theatres and the great artists that filled them to present. Marlene Dietrich for one, Lilli Marlene
I find that this is the one city where the past is still actively present and blend with the present. This is a bitter sweet feeling. Perhaps I can express this somehow. I am stuck in a time warp as I am concerned the finest art movement in painting was till the nineteenth century. There are still very good painters but they are far and few in between. It is quite practical when one can still put on a pair of rose coloured glasses !