I was at the Berlinische Galerie on Thursday, one of the best contemporary art museums in Berlin. They have a permanent collection of art from about 1870 onwards and currently there are 4 exhibitions, two of which I focused on today: Cornelia Schleime and Christine Streuli.
Cornelia Schleime was born in East Berlin and at a certain stage in her practice her work was banned by the GDR and she eventually was able to move to West Berlin in 1984 but she lost all her work as part of the move. Since then she's won many awards and her paintings tend to be large stylised portraits.
Christine Streuli's was born in Switzerland and has spend some time as a guest professor at Berlin’s University of the Arts. Her work has a Pop Art feel to it.
I also included some works from the permanent collection below.
I find visiting galleries and looking at art very inspirational and I always leave with a feeling that I want to pick up my brushes and start painting (and I tend to do that when I get back to my apartment).
I was at another writing Meet-up on Wednesday and I'm finding it very beneficial to be able to share thoughts and ideas on writing with other writers.