Walter Nessler, Southern Landscape (France), 1955

Nessler, a German emigre painter who escaped to England, was anti-Hitler and anti-Nazi. He was part of the brain drain of Germany. It is difficult to conceive how many great minds were lost during that period, whether emigres who left for the US, England, Israel, those murdered in the Holocaust or those killed in the war.  This is quite a lovely image and to me suggests with its calm palette and geometric linear motif the world beginning to reorder itself after so much rampant destruction.


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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1 Response to Walter Nessler, Southern Landscape (France), 1955

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Many brains made it through the war and did well, but they were in the sciences, not the humanities.

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