Blood/Loss

Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

Red and White Mannheim brings Bri­tish artist Mark Alexan­der’s ghostly paint­ings to­gether with what in­spired them: the Mannheim High Al­tar by Jo­hann Paul Egell. Cre­ated in the mid 18th cen­tury for the St. Se­bas­tian Parish Church in Mannheim, the Al­tar sur­vived World War II only in frag­ments. Through the use of silkscreen print­ing with oil paint al­lowed to flow down­wards from the top of the can­vas, the deep red and eerily con­trasted grayscale paint­ings evoke blood and loss of the war as well as the dam­age in­flicted on the al­tar. Un­til 15 Feb at the Bode Mu­seum. (p. 42)

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