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On Fontanes traces


After 4 volumes of his "Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg" had already been published, Theodor Fontane (at an advanced age) tackled a project that has remained unfinished, a book about the Bredow estates in Havelland.
For this project Fontane traveled to Landin in 1889. He visited Max von Bredow and his wife Eugenie, and from the 27th of May 1889 stayed there for 6 days. Starting from Landin he visited other Bredow estates in the area for research: in that week he went to Kriele, Senzke, Liepe, Wagenitz, Görne, Kleeßen and Friesack. However, in 1891 (7 years before his death) Fontane gave up his plan and no longer pursued the idea of ​​the book about the Bredow estates.

Today I live in an outbuilding of the former Bredow estate in Landin (the only surviving building of the estate) and now I walk on Fontanes traces from Landin to the places where Fontane did the research for his planned work. As part of the 12th Havelland Artist Symposium "Fontane 200" I almost carry on this work, so to speak, with my own means. That is, I collect impressions from these villages in the form of photographs, which I then edit and merge into my pictures. Thus, pictures from these places are created gradually. Beginning with Landin, the starting point of both of our works, there will be pictures from Kriele and other places.
The first works of this cycle will be on display in the exhibition for the 12th Havelland Artist Symposium at the gallery KunstPunkt of Landhaus Ribbeck.

Vernissage: Saturday 23/03/2019 at 4 pm.
Exhibition  23/03 - 31/12/2019

Gallery KunstPunkt
Landhaus Ribbeck
Uhlenburger Weg 2b
14641 Nauen/OT Ribbeck

Laudation - Judith Meisner, art historian


Glimpses of the vernissage: (click to enlarge images.)