We wanted to visit the exhibition "Surrealism und Magie. Verzauberte Moderne" (Surrealism and Magic. Betwitched Modern Era").
I have to confess that we were neither bewitched nor enchanted nor spellbound. I quarrelled with myself, scolded me that maybe an impostor of dear Emmeline Lucas (Queen Lucia by E.F.Benson) had crept into myself...
"... while she herself, oblivious of the passage of time, was spending her last half-hour in contemplation of the Italian masterpieces at the National Gallery, or the Greek bronzes at the British Museum. Certainly she would not be at the Royal Academy, for the culture of Riseholme, led by herself, rejected as valueless all artistic efforts later than the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and a great deal of what went before."
No, I do love modern art and know that art doesn't have to be beautiful - but these pictures were mostly really bad, second or even third rate, often Kitsch.
Only some Yves Tanguys were accepted.
"Impressionism. Masterpieces of the collection Hasso Plattner"
Beautiful pictures of winter.