11.4.11

Berlin | Artistic Marathon


Psynopsis Pergamonmuseum Berlin
Psynopsis Pergamonmuseum Berlin

As an artist and art teacher one of my mum's major concerns is her children's cultural well-being, which means when we meet we need to cover at least 3 museums and a contemporary art show in 24 hours (she would throw a theatre play and a ballet into the equation, but at that point I throw myself on the floor, start crying and admit total exhaustion which causes her to sigh and wonder about her daughter's wimpishness).

Back home (and recovered from visual overkill) I realise that not only have I seen Nefertiti's beautiful head and some long-lost but now dug-out sculptures, but also Caravaggios, Titians, Botticellis and Rembrandts, as well as strange video art, plus a few wonderfully renovated museums. And I was allowed tea and cake breaks – so being dragged out of my cultural slobbiness was not bad at all and from a safe distance I would even call it a highly recommendable experience.
Psynopsis Gemaeldegalerie Berlin Collage
 
Pictures from exhibitions at the Neues Museum, Pergamonmuseum, Gemäldegalerie and Haus am Waldsee (café) and my mother's pottery studio; all in Berlin.

30 comments:

Aesthetic Alterations said...

The museums are some of my favorite places in Berlin. When I lived there, I had a year pass to all of these, and I spent many a hour roaming the collections. Seeing them now puts a smile on my face, so I'm glad your mother dragged you around. Thank you!

PS: Her studio looks divine!

Kazuko said...

aaaah, Berlin and it's museums. Fantastic. Stunning pictures, too!

Glad you had a good time back home - what a beautiful distraction!

Dancing Branflake said...

Man, I want to your mom to take around Berlin and show me everything. Sounds so fun! Although, I do highly approve of chocolate cake breaks. A must!

janettaylor said...

Fantastic photos!

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Mat said...

see, this is why i want to go

WeShop said...

Sounds great! Your mum must have bags of energy. Would love to visit Berlin. xx

drollgirl said...

is it weird to say that i would totally hang out with your mom? lol. but i can only handle one museum in a day. visual/sensory overload hits me pretty fast, and i can't take in any more!

and love the shots!

the nyanzi report said...

All thanks to you, Berlin is on my list.

Harriet said...

I have totally inherited my mum's insistance that holidays aren't meant to be relaxing, they're supposed to be educational dammit, and you should see *everything* (with breaks for tea and cake!)

Your holiday looks lovely, I hope it was relaxing as well!

ediot said...

thanks for sharing these photos and explaining some of your visit. im glad to hear about it.
Hope you're doing ok.
take care
xx

Fashionistable said...

our Mum is an artist. Of course she is, so are you. I love all her brushes and tools. What a truly impressive list of art you saw. Xxxx

Fashionistable said...

I meant Your Mum - not our Mum.....
Also wanted to say Welcome home. Lovely to have you back. Xxxx

Hannah said...

I used to find museums and galleries such a chore when i was younger but I really appreciate them these days. Plus during the week when they aren't busy always makes a nice day for getting lost is art =)


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Cindy Whitehead said...

gorgeous pictures!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

amazing and beautiful photos,, you are so lucky to grow up around art, i love it

vint junky said...

Oh would mama menzel take me??
The museums and art galleries look magnificent. Awe inspiring infact. I wanna go even more now!
Beautiful images sabine
xxx
ps. should have guessed you had an arty momma, it must run in the family ;)

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-your mum is awesome and oh so wise!! Fabulous visual experiences and lovely breaks for cake too, she really knows how to organise a fabulous day out! xx

Dee O. said...

AMAZING post! This is definitely somewhere I would love to be, I absolutely adore art museums :)

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Haha that's a lot to conquer! But I do love museums myself. I've heard all about Berlin's gorgeous museums and I'd love to visit one day.

Welcome back, sweetie! xoxo

yiqin; said...

very interesting! I love this post.

Juliet said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Juliet xxx

Clare said...

Ah this post explains so much! Your mom is an artist! That is why you are so amazingly artsy and creative!!

Kavery said...

Never made it to Berlin. I love going to museums although not much fun for guys!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Love these! The grain is bveautiful. x hivennn

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore Berlin for its cultural diversity - there's so much art to see there - and indeed - it's sometimes an overkill. I work in art, I live amongst art, I paint and draw. It can indeed become too much - I understand you;-)

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Leia said...

Ooh it's definitely a feast for the eyes!

Leia

..R May A.. said...

great post :)
thanks for sharing!! x

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Beautiful places and photos....art is in the air!
Love it!
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PinkBow said...

so envious, i would absolutely love to visit this city!