The Berlin Wall is also called East Side Gallery, due to the fact that many artists chose the east side of the wall to draw incredible graffiti. But let’s look at the wall’s history for a moment! The Wall was built in 1961 by the GDR (German Democratic Republic), in order to separate the east […]
Today we look at a specific collection as a whole: the collection of the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin. In the museum there are works very different from each other, but all made after 1960. This is because, after the closing of the museum by the Nazis, the message the museum wanted to spread at […]
When walking towards the famous Brandenburg Gate, you see something strange behind it, some coloured “columns”. The first thing I thought, without knowing what it was, was that that construction was ruining my view. But this was the key point: it is meant to ruin the beautiful postcard view of the popular Berlin monument. The […]
Yesterday we spoke briefly about the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin (you can find the article here), and last week we had three episodes on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (here are part 1, part 2 and part 3). Both these museums have a very particular architecture, but for two different reasons: the Hamburger Bahnhof […]
Here we are with this week’s #beautifulsunday! This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. – M.C.
This work is placed in Bebelplatz, in Berlin. The location of it is very important: in 10 May 1933 the Nazi Book Burning ceremony happened in many different university cities in Germany, including the capital of course. In 1933, in fact, various groups of national socialist students held this kind of ceremonies to proclaime a nationwide “Action […]