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A Nice Post From Eberhard Schächterle

Eberhard Schächterle wrote: „Exile is a hard job” is a great and touching exhibition about the work of artist Nil …

 
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Nil YalterRetrospective in Museum Ludwig

It is kind of difficult for Central Europeans to get access to Nil Yalter’s oeuvre (and she is an artist I haven’t heard …

 
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Museum Ludwig May 2th at 10 + 18.30 hArtTalk Nil Yalter: Exile is a hard Job

Rewind to the last ArtTalk: 300 Years of American Art. We experienced a large variety of artistic outcomes following …

 
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February 7th ArtTalk300 Years of American Art

Wallraf Richartz Museum Köln What a great response! Over 30 Arttalkers participated in the doodle survey. Thank you for …

 
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Feedback ArtTalk

Dear Karla, Thanks for a really interesting talk today – you gave us a lot to think about and some background …

 
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Last minute Rosenquist talk?!

Short notice! Great Opportunity! English lecture by the Director of the James Rosenquist Foundation. No need to …

 
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The Good, Bad and Ugly in Art

What a challenge to transfer this Italian-Western* title thematic to Art! Here several approaches: the Art recipient …

 
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How the French artist Fernand Léger uses “harassment” to make

“Let us take the time in this fast and ever-changing life which harasses us and tears us to pieces; to have the …

 
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“How to get Ideas – Inspiring books on Creativity.” A colorful personal short-list of 17 German and English books!

 
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ArtTalkers Talk: Joan Mitchell Retrospective

Museum Ludwig January 2016 On the 7th Jan, we joined Karla for an ArtTalk on Joan Mitchell. She is an American Abstract …

 
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Expressionist Painter Joan Mitchell—strong and resilient against the odds

“Gee, Joan, if only you were French and male and dead.” New York art dealer to Joan Mitchell in the 1950s How come …

 
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Art Talkers Talk by LeeAnne Bray

Exhibition at Museum Ludwig “Alibis Sigmar Polke” on May 7th, 2015 As a neophyte of contemporary art, I’m glad to have …

 
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Ludwig Goes Pop!

Art Talk with Karla Schlaepfer November 6, 2014, 10am Whether you are an art enthusiast or just an occasional museum …

 
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Feedback by Kathy McMillan Wilhelm

On September 4, we met at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in downtown Cologne with Karla Schlaepfer for an “ArtTalk” based …

 
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Art Talks and Pictures Speak to Us!

Yes, I greatly enjoy art talks as you never know what lovely, interesting women you’ll meet. There is a chance to …

 
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Art Talk (February): Face-to-Face in the Wallraf

Art Talk this month was held at the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne, where Karla gave us a fascinating insight into …

 
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Feedback on ArtTalk “City Lights—the Modern City how the Artist

I have a feeling your talk on Thursday is likely to remain in my mind each time a situation arises connected with …

 
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Terminhinweise

Yasmine Reza, »Kunst« Das Theaterstück »Kunst« von Yasmine Reza wird im Bauturm Theater am 01./.02 Juli gezeigt. Wer …

 
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ArtTalks at 11. Internationaler DGSL-LernKongress

05.–07.April 2013 Kassel, where the Brothers Grimm wrote their magical stories, has developed as a modern university …

 
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Some thoughts by Madalana on the ArtTalk on Feb.4, Kolumba

The excavation site was a revelation to me: right in the core of the old holy city of Cologne, well sheltered from the …

 
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January 3 ArtTalk Art Spiegelman

Interestingly, it is hard to boil down the Art Spiegelman experience to just a few words. I guess I am still digesting …

 
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David Hockney—a bigger picture

On Thursday, the 6th of December, a group of 10 enthusiastic ArtTalkers under the guidance and art literacy of Karla, …

 
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Schedule ArtTalks 2013

January 3: Art Spiegelman – Underground Comics in the USA February 6 + 7 SPECIAL: Kolumba Museum/Paul Thek Art as …

 
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912 – Mission Moderne: Die Jahrhundertschau des Sonderbundes

Almost 100 years ago Cologne was host to what clearly was the single most important presentation of European Modernism …

 
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ArtTalk experience by Penny Forrest. October 4, 2012

ArtTalk 1912 Mission Moderne. On Thursday October 4th eleven of us were privileged to visit the 1912 Mission Moderne …

 
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Von der Heydt Museum Rally, September, 13 2012

Absolute favorites of the Von der Heydt Highlights Collection Special museum rally for playful adults. We’ll explore the …

 
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Sex and the Surrealists

We all know that sex is a powerful force in our lives. Indeed, there are social movements that have tapped into these …

Museum 2.0

Nina Simon is the creator of the Museum 2.0 website. She is now the director of the Art and History Museum in Santa Cruz …

 
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Diamonds, diamonds, real diamonds

Diamonds, diamonds, real diamonds. Here from the Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars show in So. Cal. This stunning …

 
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Claes Oldenburg – Long Live Pop Art!

Claes Oldenburg is one of the BIG names in American Pop Art. His sculptures mostly take trite everyday objects as their …

 
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Sculpture Park

In the exhibition KölnSkulptur #6, the park run by Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln since 1997, the grounds have been …

 
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The Sturm and the European Avant Garde

We’ll look at vivid paintings of the Expressionists period within the context of the time and discuss the new …

Crazy Color and the Expressionist Dynamic in Painting

Paintings like Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ (1889) opened our eyes to the intensity of expressive color. He used color to …

 
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Abstract Art

ArtTalk, December 1, 2011, 6:30 pm How to look at and appreciate Abstract Art Museum Ludwig Good abstract art is not …

 
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Alfred Sisley

ArtTalk, November 3, 6.00 pm The True Impressionist Von der Heydt Museum The English citizen Alfred Sisley once wrote …

 
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From Rembrandt to Topmodern Portraits

ArtTalk, October 6, 2011, 6:30 pm Pictures of you, pictures of me Museum Ludwig Can personality be captured in paint? …

 
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Vija Celmins and Hollywood

ArtTalk, May 5, 2011, 6.30 pm Stars of Fame Museum Ludwig The American artist Vija Celmins draws from black and white …

 
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Art Cologne 2011

ArtTalk, 13 – 17 April, 2011 The 45th Edition of ART COLOGNE – Internationaler Kunstmarkt The 45th edition …

 
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Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum

ArtTalk, February 3, 2011, 6.30 pm Cultures of the World Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Dramatic lighting, multi media, …

 
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The Fascinating World of la Bohème!

ArtTalk, December 2, 2010, 6.30 pm Staged Artistic Photography of the 19th and 20th centuries Come discover the world …

 
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From Paris to New York

ArtTalk, November 4, 2010, 6:30 pm New York City and its Artists Museum Ludwig The rebels came to New York City to make …

 
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Max Beckmann

ArtTalk, October 14, 2010, 6:15 – 7:45 pm „Degenerate“ Artists in Germany: Max Beckmann Wallraf-Richard Museum …

 
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Still Life

ArtTalk, October 7, 2010 – 1. 10:00 am 2. 6:30 pm “Death and Vanity in Still Lives” We’ll examine masterpieces of …

 
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Roy Lichtenstein

ArtTalk, September 2, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Pop Art Museum Ludwig Come discover Pop Art! Did you know that Museum Ludwig …

 
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“Take off to the Countryside!“

ArtTalk, July 1, 2010, 6:30 pm Talking about 3 German Impressionists: Corinth, Liebermann + Slevogt Wallraf Richartz …

 
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Jochen Lempert

ArtTalk, June 3, 2010, 4:00 pm “Animals and Creepy Insects – the Photography of Jochen Lempert” Museum Ludwig Tiny …

 
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Art Cologne 2010

ArtTalk, April 22, 2010, 17:30 – 19:30 ArtCologne Trade Fair The 44th ART COLOGNE will take place April 21-25, 2010. …

 
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What is Art? Liam Gillick

School ArtTalk “Is this Art? – What is Art? Liam Gillick Exposition as Medium In the Kunst- und …

 
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Images of the couple

ArtTalk, March 4th 2010, 6:30 pm “Pairs” Museum Ludwig In this ArtTalk, we’ll reflect on various modes of …

 
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Winkler collection

ArtTalk 04.02.2010, 6:30 pm “Masterpieces of the Winkler Design Collections”Talking about Art and Design Museum für …

 
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Beauty in Art

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 18:30 “Masterpieces from the Wallraf Collection” – Beauty in Art …

 
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Heritage Photography

ArtTalk, November 5, 2009, 6:30 pm “Masterpieces of the Ludwig Photography Collections” Museum Ludwig Köln A new room …

 
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The color Red

ArtTalk October 1, 2009, 6:30 pm “The Case of Imperial Red versus Royal Blue” Wallraf Museum In the upper left- hand …

 
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Isa Genzken

ArtTalk, September 3, 2009 6:30 pm Isa Genzken, “Open Sesame” Museum Ludwig Open the door to sculpture today in …

 
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The color blue

ArtTalk July 2, 2009, 6.30 pm Blue: The Color of Infinity? Museum Ludwig What´s so appealing about the color blue? Why …

 
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Media

Arttalk June 4, 2009 6:30 pm Art and Media Museum Ludwig Today´s artists can reach for a camera instead of paint …

 
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Fascination with the moon

ArtTalk May 7 , 2009 6:30 pm “The Moon” Museum Wallraf-Richartz Why are we so fascinated with the moon? Poets and …

 
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Maria Lassnig

Thursday April 2, 200918:30 “Maria Lassnig – Inside Outside” Museum Ludwig Body – Art – Carnal Awareness : …

 
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Pablo Picasso

ArtTalk, March 5, 2009, 6.30 pm “Pablo Picasso – Greatest Genius and Artistic Motor of the 20th century? Or …

 
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Artist Couples

ArtTalk, February 5, 2009, 6.30 pm “Artist Couples – Love, Art and Passion” Wallraf-Richartz Museum In a …

 
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Gerhard Richter

ArtTalk 7th November 2008, 6.30 pm How to look at Abstract Art: Gerhard Richter – Abstract Paintings Museum …

 
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Rembrandt

ArtTalk 4. September 2008, 6.30 pm Rembrandt – A boy´s dream Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Rembrandt – A boy´s dream“ – …

 
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Utopian Visions

ArtTalk 06.06.2008, 6.30 pm Köln Progressiv – Artists with a Utopian Vision Museum Ludwig Cologne artists shift to the …

 
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Art Cologne 2008

ArtTalk 18.04.2008, 6.30 pm ART COLOGNE 2008 ArtCologne number 42: Highlights of the one of the most established Art …

 
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Piet Mondrian

ArtTalk 07.03.2008, 6.30 pm Piet Mondrian (2) – The Extremist: Who´s afraid of red, yellow and blue? Museum …

 
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Piet Mondrian

ArtTalk 4.1.2008, 6.30 pm Piet Mondrian (1) – The Extremist: Who´s afraid of red, yellow and blue? Museum Ludwig …

 
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Chargesheimer

ArtTalk 07.12.2007, 6.30 pm Chargesheimer: The Nonconformist, who likes to rock the boat. Muesum Ludwig Chargesheimer …

 
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Art Cologne 2007

Friday, 02.11.07, 17:30 – 19:30 Cologne Fine Art Fair Highlights and Overview Hidden Delights of the Fair The Fine Art …