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Kulturforum – Berlijn.

Of course, museum observations are not missing during our visit to Berlin.
Fortunately, most museums were reopened after the first lockdown.
So put on face masks and keep enough distance. Now the latter is rarely a problem in German museums because it is usually not very busy and certainly in this Covid period it was very quiet.

Next to the Museum Island, the Kultuurforum is the cultural center of Berlin, located on Potsdamer Straße in the Berlin-Tiergarten district. Here you will find a number of museums, the Philharmonie and the State Library. We visited the Gemäldegalerie, the Kupferstichkabinett and the Kunstgewerbemuseum. These museums are interconnected and accessible with one ticket.

In the first photo that I place as a crowd puller, we see a charming LADY with RED mouth mask who is attentively studying a work from the exhibition Pop on Paper in the Kupferstichkabinett.
In the background (which is why I chose this photo as the main photo) the famous work of Andy Warhol with the image of Marilyn Monroe.

Photos 2 and 3 show two works of art from 2 different times and therefore in very different styles, but in terms of theme there is a certain connection in my opinion.

In photo 2 we see a visitor thoroughly studying the triptych “The Last Judgment” by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cranach is said to have painted this work after seeing Hieronymus Bosch's The Last Judgment in Flanders. This work is in the Gemäldegalerie.

The 3rd photo was taken again at the Pop on Paper exhibition and shows a young lady studying the mural size painting by James Rosenquist “F111”.

“F-111 was painted in the middle of one of the most turbulent decades in US history. The fighter-bomber it depicts was, at the time, in the planning stages, and Rosenquist understood its mission to be as economic as it was military—to create jobs for Americans and support the country’s gross national product. He characterized the imagery of the painting as “a plane flying through the flak of an economy,” with the little girl under the metallic hairdryer as its pilot; he described its underwater diver in more ominous terms, as evocative of humans gasping for air during an atomic holocaust.” (Source https://www.moma.org)

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