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Art | Anselm Kiefer’s Lead Plane at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

November 26, 2011

Dipping back into my stash of Berlin pics taken quite a few years ago by my trusty Canon A510 (r.i.p. little Canon). Kiefer’s work is some of my favourite, and the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum is such a great example of repurposed space. In reference to a poem by Paul Celan, this work is titled “Mohn und Gedächtnis”, which means “Poppy Seeds and Remembrance”, and as is the theme of Kiefer’s work, deals with recent German history (apparently there are poppy seeds inside the plane). While putting together this post, I came across more recent photos of this piece, which show that it has been moved to a different section of the museum; too bad, because I always thought that natural light falling on the natural, raw elements of this piece worked well to bring out the contrast with the heavy lead of what is normally an industrially produced machine.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 10:55 am

    The lead is beautiful & the poppy seedheads contrast very beautifully

    • May 23, 2012 11:16 am

      Great comment! It was fun taking these photos because I really like Kiefer’s work. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. February 23, 2013 8:19 pm

    Such clarity of detail. It is a pleasure to take time and really examine each aspect of each image. Fascinating stuff. So – thank you for visiting my blog and ‘liking’ it.

    • March 3, 2013 9:58 am

      Your spring is spring post was lovely, and gave me hope that winter will soon be over. Good luck with your business!

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