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This past Easter weekend my family and I went to visit the Sean Scully exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe. The exhibition is called “Vita Duplex” and refers to the fact that art, in Scully’s view, is a result of conflict – between body and soul, exterior and interior, impulsiveness and relection, structure and emotion. I brought along my boyfriends camera to practice my photography for the photography class I’m taking this term and my sister who is already pretty great at taking photos took some aswell. I really loved the use of bright colours and bold shapes. My favourite works from the exhibition were the three pictured above. Sean Scully is famous for painting stripes. With his early work being more meticulous, forming so-called “grids” he changed his painting style in the 80s to be more expressive and metaphoric. As he says himself: ‘The stripe can do anything…

A visit to the Beyerler Fondation and the Vitra Campus This past weekend my Uni course went on a trip to Lörrach to visit both the Beyerler Fondation and the Vitra Design Campus. It was the opening night of the “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today” at Vitra and we combined that with a visit to the Georg Baselitz exhibition at the Beyerler Fondation. Starting off at the Beyerler Fondation. They are showing a retrospective of Georg Baselitz, one of Germanys most well-known artists, to celebrate his 80th Birthday this year. Although I can’t say I’m a massive fan of all his art, it was interesting to see the development of an artist over the course of a lifetime. Here are some examples of his work that I really loved. He is well-known for painting upside down so that is intentional and not a mistake on my behalf…