Entrance Cityhall (Loving Aachen VII)

Well, you might think, I only show you the really old parts of Aachen, to remind some of you that my city is sooooo much older than your mother countries… But the door of the Cityhall only dates back to the 20th century, and I really like it. So a close-up:

The artist was Ewald Mataré, who had to go into so called “inner emigration” during Hitler-times because the Nazis found his art to be “degenerated”. That even makes me like those faces more.

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See also: https://happyfulworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/cityhall-front-loving-aachen-vi/


5 thoughts on “Entrance Cityhall (Loving Aachen VII)

  1. 8teen39 says:

    Man, those Nazis. Was Matare’s art too degenerated because it looked African? Or happy?

    • stefanini says:

      They showed his sculpture “The cat” in their exhibition “Degenerate Art” (1937) as an example for his art. I guess the cat seemd to jewish or something…

  2. The Bumble Files says:

    I like the faces, too. Cool.

  3. bilderbuch says:

    Reblogged this on bilderbuch und kommentierte:
    So ähnlich wird man im Innern wohl auch aussehen

  4. […] here to see the front, the entrance doors, the front in darkness, the back and the Granus Tower, the oldest part of todays standing […]

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