February 15, 2012 § 4 Comments
A little something different this week. Here is a piece from my sketchbook while at the Neues Museum in Berlin.
I spent this past weekend learning from the scars of one of the world’s greatest cities, Berlin.
The Neues Museum is an excellent example of the scars that Berlin carries. The museum was originally opened in 1855 and designed by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Germany’s famous Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Throughout World War II the building was heavily bombed and damaged. It was left in ruins for a number of decades but recently reopened in 2009. The remodel of the museum repairs the damage yet leaves much of the damage untouched to preserve the memory of the war.
Crumbling columns, bullet sprinkled walls and cracked paint tell the story of this magnificent city.