Writing in Exile-the Land of Lost Content

The lines from A.E.Housman are well known:- Into my heart an air that kills  From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills,  What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content,  I see it shining plain, The happy highways where I went  And cannot come again. The condition… Continue reading Writing in Exile-the Land of Lost Content

Otto Rudolf Schatz (Austria, 1900 – 1961)

Schatz came from a family of civil servants and attended the Vienna School of Applied Arts. With 22 years of commitment to the political left, the artist had already appeared as a book illustrator for Arthur Roessler and also for Josef Luitpold Stern. Schatz illustrated  books in the interwar period, especially literature from theStrom-Verlag(including Stefan Zweig , Jack London… Continue reading Otto Rudolf Schatz (Austria, 1900 – 1961)

Two Painters from Vienna and Bohemia- Sergius Pauser and Josef Dobrowsky

I came across this lovely painting by Sergius Pauser in the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Mädchen vor dem Spiegel was painted in 1931 and Öl auf Leinwand, 92×73 cm, so oil on linen. The limited range of colour, the tone and the style, that is to say, The New Objectivity (in German: Neue Sachlichkeit), along with the model’s… Continue reading Two Painters from Vienna and Bohemia- Sergius Pauser and Josef Dobrowsky

Albin Egger-Lienz -Austrian painter of the Tyrol

In the Leopold Museum in the Museum Quarter of Vienna, I discovered a number of artists about whom I had not previously heard. One of the most interesting was Egger-Lienz.           Albin Egger-Lienz (* 29 January 1868 in Stribach , community Doelsach in Lienz ( East Tyrol ); † November 4… Continue reading Albin Egger-Lienz -Austrian painter of the Tyrol

Das kühle Netz -The Cool web

Kinder können nicht sagen wie heiß der Tag ist, wie scharf der Duft der Sommerrose, These evocative lines from Robert Graves indicate how some pots translate so very well. Yesterday, travelling around Vienna left me little time for reading -only perhaps for a few lines of poetry. I started by going North to the Landstrasse… Continue reading Das kühle Netz -The Cool web

Exploring Museums Quartier Wien -Egon Schiele usw

Not difficult to find in Vienna – it’s just after the parliament building and turn through the archway-simple and effective method for getting tickets and free WC if you ask at the desk. Brilliant wi-fi connection in the middle of the MQ and nice cappucino at the inside cafe. Have just been investigating service of… Continue reading Exploring Museums Quartier Wien -Egon Schiele usw

Wir stoppen uns jetzt! Aber heute im Wein

What an amazing place! Recovering from the cost of a taxi from the airort I was amazed at the amount of industry-the light colour and the cleanliness of the scene into Vienna. Travelling around the city was veryeasy with U-bahn and strassenbahn and bus. The U-bahn gehen ueber, nichts unter. Most impressive are the massive… Continue reading Wir stoppen uns jetzt! Aber heute im Wein