Art Stroll

Art Stroll: Max Pechstein in Brucerius Kunst Forum

When I visited my home city Hamburg in Germany my friends and I spent a couple hours in the Brucerius Kunst Forum to see the Max Pechstein exhibition. Max Pechstein was an expressionist German painter, who was part of the Art Group “Die Brücke”

He was highly influenced by the ideas and techniques of Van Gogh, Matisse and the Fauves. In the 30s Max Pechstein was vilified by the Nazis and most of his paintings were removed from German Museums and some of them displayed in the degenerate art exhibition of 1937. He was dismissed as an art professor by the Nazis and was only after World War II able again to teach art.

1912 – he dabbled a bit in cubism. I love how he painted the patterns and his usage of colors.

Pechstein was also a really good printmaker – and he seemed to have used any kind of paper he could find to do his prints.

I love the texture of the wood grain visible in his prints.

He loved painting his first wive Lotte- below in a painting which reminds a bit of Gaugin.

While his style seemed to change all the time – his use of color was very unique and consistent.

“Early Morning” – Oil on Canvas – he picked up the curves of his wife’s body in the landscape in the background.

Nidden Coastline with Fishing Boats – so very different yet again.

Fisher Boat – 1913

Monterosso el Mare, 1924

Amazing painting- it somehow reminded me a of painting by Max Beckmann of seals in a circus.


Sitting young man

Printed Christmas Cards showing him, his wife and his son – 1916

Sleeping Nude and Cat (1911) was one of my favorite paintings of his.

Kurenkähne am Deich, 1920 – watercolor and pencil – one of the few non-oil paintings.

Fischer Katen – 1932 – This shows the typical style of houses in the North of Germany .

And this one just glowed intensely and beautifully – a stunning piece. Sunset – 1921

and here are my friends Sandra and Liz who joined my this Art Stroll. Hope you enjoyed it :)

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Baltic Sea / Ostsee Scrap Event – Photos

What a beautiful weekend teaching at the Ostsee Scrap Event (Baltic Sea Event). The location was awesome – just a 15 minute walk from the beach, wonderful room with our own private terrace, wonderful students, great organiser and co-teacher and filling yummie food. What more can you ask for?

Here are some pictures of my morning stroll to the beach – it was awesome -almost no one at the beach – sun shining already – calm and relaxing. I walked for two hours and it totally relaxed me – good way to start then off the workshops :)






It was awesome to meet my sweet friend Andrea again and to meet Barbara for the first time. Here is Andrea in action teaching



and here I am with  Dani, the organiser and Barbara



We had lot’s of fun all together during a photo shooting session that Andrea had during her workshop – with some nice accessories- LOL





After that we had to eat the biggest, yummiest home-made oven fresh cream puffs with a cherry sauce filling I have ever seen in my entire life…went right on the hips ;)


It might have been the sugar high that made me pulls some pretty hilarious faces while teaching…I have no other excuse actually ;)



We used lot’s of yummie Liquitex Products and thank you Liquitex for sending me some of the Liquitex Professional Spray Paints and Professional Markers – they found some happy winners :)



and here are some canvases from my Season Texture Class



and of the Be Awesome Be a Book Nut class. Of course I forgot to take pictures of my layout class (I will never learn-  LOL)



And last but not least a picture of our wonderful group!



Danke Mädels- es hat super großen Spaß mit Euch gemacht!!!!

There is nothing better when a great relaxed creative workshop weekend!

Huge hugs




Comments (8)

  • rains


    I’ve been to this area! My father in law lives near there. I wish we’d visited while you were teaching. Looked like a great weekend.


  • Anke


    Es war toll dich mal live kennenzulernen.

    Lg Anke aus dem Norden


  • Sue Clarke


    I’ve never seen those beach chairs in person (just in the movies)…they look so comfy for reading a book by the ocean. Love the funny photos. Looks like it was a great weekend!


  • Donna


    I had to chuckle at your comment about forgetting to take photos. It happens to me a lot, I get caught up with the FUN and well that isn’t really so bad, is it? Your weekend looks like loads of creative fun. thanks for sharing.



  • Martha Richardson


    Looks like a fun time was had by all…great photos & the cream puff….WOW!


  • Lorraine aka grannypoppy


    It looks like you had a great time :) I love those beach chairs! I saw them last year for the first time when I visited Warnemunde. Are they a common sight on Baltic beaches?


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Lorraine, ohhh I love them too :) Yes those beach chairs are very common at the Baltic Sea and also the North Sea here in Germany. I looked into this after your comment and it looks as if actually those beach chairs – which we call beach baskets literally translated, were first made in Warnemünde Germany :) So I assume we can call it a typical German thing- which I wasn’t aware of. Fun :) Thanks for your question- it made me learn something new too :) huge hugs


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