dimanche 30 janvier 2011

Jean-Marc Lantz 's paintings at the Gallery Maggy Stein

Chantal Schenten-Keller and Jean-Marc Lantz

This afternoon, my family and I went to the Gallery Maggy Stein in Bettembourg, to see a painting exhibition of Jean-Marc Lantz. The painting exhibition is on until February 6th 2011 and it is from 3 pm to 7 pm. It is true as Alain Steffen put it that the moon image is predominant in most of his paintings in oil with a mixed technique. Jean-Marc Lantz is also an English teacher in a Lycée in Esch.
My favourite paintings by him are "Wu Wei", "Dimanche Tranquille" in all its versions, "Journée fructueuse" in all its versions, "Wüstendasein", "Artenreichtum", "Like leaves we touch", "Les heures claires" and "The Medusa Cascades". His painting "Ici il fait beau 2" is a painting of plants that smile, a bit like some of my paintings of flowers. I like his lighthouse. His paintings are quite abstract in a way that I like.
He is preoccupied by time, the sea, and nature, these are topics I also cherish.

Nadine Kay

mardi 11 janvier 2011

Edgar Kohn shows his paintings at the Marx Bar

Josiane and one of her friends

Last night, I went for the first time to the « Marx Bar » for the opening of the exhibition of my friend artist Edgar Kohn. I am writing this message in English because I noticed everybody in the bar spoke English spontaneously. It is also for my English speaking friends of Luxembourg and of elsewhere, reading this message. I was served a shandy at the bar. I don’t know if Monday evening is a men’s evening out or what but there were practically only men there. Josiane, Edgar’s beloved, soon joined us with one of her friends.
The painting exhibition is on until 30.01.2011. The Marx Bar (42-44 Rue de Hollerich) is open 7 days a week 5pm to 1 am.
It was the first time I saw paintings by Edgar with colourful bubbles in the air in the background. Quite a good idea! A painting showed a man feeding a dog with chicken and there were quite a few new paintings. The music and the lights in the bar created a good atmosphere that was in harmony with Edgar Kohn’s paintings. I like Edgar’s paintings of men and women facing each other. I like the people he paints, their postures, his sense of humour, his settings and of course his bright colours.
Don't miss " Bird on a Wire" and " Happy to be Where..."
The Marx Bar is set back a bit from the rue Hollerich. It is before the Kebab House, on the same side of the street when you are heading towards the Rue Hollerich from Luxembourg-City. If you catch the bus, it is a bit before the only bus stop of the rue Hollerich. If you have a GPS, you will find the place easily.


Un tableau à Wissembourg

Voici un tableau que j'ai vu à Wissembourg, sur un mur d'enceinte. C'est la première fois que je vois cela. D'habitude, on voit des sculptures à l'extérieur, mais des tableaux!