Sonntag, 31. März 2019

Munich Museums


I feel very lucky to live in a place where's such a great variety of museums for me to choose from.

On Sundays, the Pinakotheken (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Sammlung Brandhorst and Sammlung Schack) are yours for 1€ each. Apart from Sammlung Schack they're all situated in walking distance.
Mind you, it can get very busy on Sundays especially on rainy days so I usually head there on a sunny Sunday.

Last Sunday I returned to see the Alex Katz exhibition at Sammlung Brandhorst. I love his large-scale canvases.


gets you in the mood for spring



This is my favorite. Like a holiday snapshot with the boats in the background.









facade of Sammlung Brandhorst en route to Pinakothek der Moderne





After a restorative cappuccino I headed towards the Pinakothek der Moderne.


the "Futuro" outside


The Design exhibition.








The joys of a quiet exhibition on a sunny Sunday morning. 




The cafeteria space, everyone's sitting outside enjoying the sunshine.












Sonntag, 10. März 2019

Wednesday Sketchclub Update

I'm sure, you all have been wondering what's been happening at the Wednesday Sketchclub. With the exception of a short break on my side, due to the mother of all colds, we are still going strong.

The Gasteig, Munichs cultural center and home to the Philharmonic Orchestra, is a favorite haunt of ours. It's warm and dry, there are exhibitions, a bar, toilets and Munichs biggest public library.














The Bami House is a colorful, little Vietnamese restaurant with good food and good views. Like an indoor street market.








One night we even went into the Theatinerkirche. It was tranquil bur freezing.








The cafe Marais is an amazing French cafe in a former haberdashery shop with all the old fittings and  still lots of treasures to buy.














Samstag, 9. Februar 2019

Hundertwasser in Bavaria - Visiting Abensberg

Last weekend my aunt and I took a little trip into the hop growing country. We wanted to visit the Hundertwasser Tower in Abensberg http://www.kuchlbauer.de/en/beer-art/kunsthausabensberg/ .

It was a beautiful afternoon as we drove through the fields with its distinctive bare hop poles.

The local brewery Kuchlbauer built the tower, based on plans by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, right in the center of the small Bavarian town. It was finished in 2010 and is an inspirational piece of architecture, tourist magnet and source of income for the town. A stroke of genius is the combination of brewery tour, degustation and art. It offers something of interest for the whole family.

As neither my aunt nor I were interested in the brewery or tasting the beers we selected to visit the art museum only but collected our bottles of beer afterwards, which are included in the ticket price. 




As well as the tower a Kunsthaus was built in typical Hundertwasser style with wonky floors and colorful tiles, displaying his art and teaching about the artists philosophy.





Afterwards we found a charming small cafe for refreshments before we headed home.




perfect addition to the town

Samstag, 22. Dezember 2018

Kunstlabor - Art Lab

After thinking about it for months the two most active members of the Wednesday Sketch Club went to see the Kunstlabor.

The Kunstlabor is a temporary art project in Munichs Westend, by the MUCA - Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art: https://www.kunstlabor.org/en/project/ .

On the top two floors of the former headquarter of a supermarket chain 50 artists created an amazing project.

On 5000 square meters of discarded office floors the display of paintings, installations and graffiti will leave you gobsmacked.

The artists, urban and contemporary, used walls, floors, and integrated left behind equipment and furnishings. It made me think of the hundreds of office workers, busy bees going after their daily business and coffee stained carpets.

The exhibition will close on the 31st of January 2019 and the building will be conversed, most likely pulled down.

This is a definite must, go and visit if you can!







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moody skies





















file labyrinth


















firehose swings



the bar

Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018

Wednesday Sketch Club

My Wednesday Sketch Club is still going strong. Since the course in May we have been meeting every Wednesday. We are usually between 2 and 4 artists meeting up for a chat&sketch. When the weather got colder and it got dark quite early we found a number of cafes, bars and public spaces to meet up and sketch.

A favourite of mine is the bar "404 page not found", which serves cheap drinks and offers a quirky, interesting interior for sketching. Unfortunately it'll close down at Christmas.

I really enjoy our meetings, they have enriched my life. My sketching has improved a lot and I have become a lot less critical.


Englischer Garten






Chinesischer Turm



Chinesischer Turm



Glockenbachwerkstatt



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San Francisco Coffee Company



Bellevue di Monaco












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Tollwood Christmas Market



Tollwood Christmas Market

Tollwood Christmas Market


Tollwood Christmas Market


Kunst Haus Wien






Juice Factory, Vienna

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