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dans la tente d´attente du Cirque du Soleil avec VAREKEI (= “where ever” in the language of the gipsy tribe Roma) á Vienne, Auriche

some photos from yesterday´s sunny opening of Peter Pollág´s exhibition True Colours at Danubina Meulensteen Art Museum  on an artificial peninsula in the storage lake of river Danube (see: Gabčikovo)  at Čunovo near Bratislava, Slovakia & the celebrated unveiling of Pollág´s sculpture-project Danube Wings

Peter Pollág         first emperor (  diptych)        acrylic & oil on canvas            2003

Peter Pollág            double-headed lion          acrylic & oil on canvas                2007

Peter Pollág                dancers                 acrylic & oil on canvas                     2007


ship´s mate Peter Pollág & danubiana´s captain Vinzent Polakovič 

– both amidst yesterday´s festivities in front of Pollág´s Danube Wings – more about The Wings of  the Danube tells The Bratislava Leaders Magazine : here

Black & White on Zante painting performance Axl Litschke & Andreas Roseneder

a slide-show by artstage of photos shot by Adolf Tuma on an improvisated painting- & dance-performance in Vassilikos August 2005 at the location of Summeracademy Greece (Sommerakademie Griechenland) on Zakynthos / Zante: the painters Axl Litschke (white) & Andreas Roseneder (black) meeting after 30 years again – in movement. André Várkony (not visible here) beat the percussion to this performance.

I met Axl Litschke first time at his assistant apprenticeship of my master Anton Lehmden, an outstanding representative of the so called Viennese School of Phantastic Realism at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. his paintings were images of silent landscapes without human traces done in precisely defined oil-technique. I remember even the priming coat of his wooden panels he prepared in several white clay-layers. the only murmur I have heard at his studio was the stream of lava winding through a landscape he painted. – in those times a typical representative of that Viennese School for me. – I myself lived in Germany, Augsburg, Berlin & Munich, was loud & expressive too, liked the Austrian & German expressionists, all actionists & performers, needed the traces of movement of human beings in art,  even fired my paintings with terpentine & worked into the licking flames & finally had first success with painting as representative of that times, the art trend “Junge Wilde” (“new fauves”)

when I came back from Munich or Berlin to Vienna, Axl still painted quiet in his studio over the lava stream.

but Axl was also administrator of the coffee-machine in our studio at the academy & a philosopher in conversation, for me always a master of intellectual speech at coffee-break at work. these coffee-breaks with the art director are still one of the few remembrances of my study at the academy.

on Zante, the Greek island Zakynthos we met 2005 again as fellow teachers with different careers behind us, Axl taught his students drawing models still in his correct & motionless manner, I was head of the colourful acrylic painting course. Axl always dressed in tight black – I prefer light wide clothes in sommer. at the end of a discussion about art & the importance of movement on it I just said to Axl: “we change our outfit: you are white & I am black, you are the canvas & I am the painter, I AM YOU, – & you are my canvas, you have to move & I will paint on you in your movements & you go with mine. we will move together in & through painting.”

he agreed joyfully.

I got the dresses at the Dutchwoman´s Store next Coffee House at Vassilikos.

so it was.

Andreas Roseneder   the 3 graces´ balloons   watercolour dichromatic on E S




Andreas Roseneder                     geschweige denn Mythos                      1991

watercolours on paper  150 x150 cm  

image = music

somebody came along to my blog searching “nazar-boncuk-balon”. I can help. watercolors on Ecus Sistina. still wet state. more about the story behind that symbol see post: nazar, boncuk – veya tek kemgöz?

originally I wanted to follow the islamic tradition to stay ornamentic in expression but a female figure develops beyond the eye…

… & more & more accompanied by others

the already finished eveil-eye-ballon you find: here


sehbuehne / lakestage                                                         acryl on canvas 2006

maimizzi / basil & violet                                                                acryl on canvas

detail basil

detail violet

Andreas Roseneder  Der Regenbogenballon   watercolours on Ecus Sistina  

l´arcobaleno nell´palloncino

    the rainbow-balloon

you may follow the work-in-progress of painting this image at post: sull´arcobaleno


watercolours on Ecus Sistina. wet again. dim light at studio.  Jan wanted the deep madder & violett.  I prefered this light blue with transparent orange. not easy to handle, to give satisfaction to both. sometimes you have to carry a heavy-duty-backpack & when you have done the job, you feel free:  the backpack feels light-weight on your shoulders. – just like a balloon!


aware of the risk of maybe boring my esteemed visitors I post the image again, now in that case in dry finished (?) state