Let us start with to classical pictures of this site:
The picture with the red shirt was made on the 22.1.1995 and is a simple drawing. The picture with the green shirt was made on the 12.6.1994 and is a collage of random painted papers, combined with ink drawing.
Next I want to present a series of pictures wich were inspired by a painting by Gorgio de Chirico, "Hector and Andromache" (it is in Mailand, Collection Gianni Mattioli, 90x60 cm large and dates from 1917; for more informations about Hector and Andromache, see my ,,Einführung zu Homer''). This is one of my favorite pictures at all, and when in 1990 I had the occasion to use a computer with Microsoft Windows and Paintbrush for the first time in my life while visiting a friend, I tried to draw something similar to de Chiricos pictures. I wasn't used to handle a mouse, and so my first drawing became raher blured, but I liked it and used it to produce about 50 computer paintings within a weekend. We printed them, and than we deleted them - I think only one two three survived as digital files. This was from 25 to 26.8.1990.
After I returned back home, I used greaseproof paper to produce more of this stuff in an old fashioned way with pencils. Later I discovered that I can also use ordinary thin drawing paper instead of greaseproof paper. And so, on 29.8.1990, I redrawed the computer picture of a de-Chirico-like warrior as a human made picture: (I called it "Normkrieger", since it was the basic drawing). This was followed by a week of intense labour, while I produced literarely a hundred drawings: a deck of cards and a mechanical soldier called "ziro" (both 29.8.1990); "the white rabbit" from Alice In Wonderland, "the crimson king II" and a dominatrix named "Richter-Ist-Gott" (all 30.8.1990); "Richter-ist-Gott II (an-other one)" on 31.8.1990; a girl studying "Mahayana", two girls "26,5° östl. L. v. Gr./29° nördl. Br." and a portrait of Zappa playing the "Wah-wah"-pedal (all 1.9.1990). Later I drew such things as a "linkshändige Geigerin" (3.9.1990) or a "Botschafterin" (8.9.1990). Then, after a hundred pictures, it seemed to stop: from time to time, I drew another picture in that style, but it became less and less interesting.
The only exception was a picture I drew almost a year later, on 1.9.1991. It was a collage showing a girl holding the head of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. I liked the combination of the black background, the red hair, the red shirt and the trousers with red and white stripes, so I began to explore that picture.
One of the last "regular" picture in this series was "Echokardiogramm" from 11.11.1991 (I really made kardiogramms at that time).
One picture of the new serie was "Windhauch", from 11.3.1992. It is again a collage, using six different types of paper, including marbled paper, greaseproof paper and a part of the jacket of a book (Spinoza, Ethik, to be explicit).
In most of the pictures of the first series, the people were holding something in their hands - the warrior holding a spear and so on. In this picture, I gave the girl with the striped trousers a cigarette (perhaps many people are smoking because they are faced with a similar problem: not knowing what to do with their hands). Unfortunatly, as a friend discovered, the girl is holding the cigarette in the wrong direction - as a non-smoker, I didn't remark this error myself.
So I decided to use a living model for my next picture to avoid errors like this. I asked a friend who had colored her hair red recently if she could hold a cigarette and smoke while being barefoot. It looked like this: . The last two pictures are 42x30 cm in format, while all the previous picture were 30x21 cm. The last picture is from 13.2.1995.
The next two years, I did six quite large pictures; they are small compaired with the usual size of modern art, but large compared with the rest of my works. All of them are between 80x60 and 100x70. Unfortunatly, I cannot show you a good reproduction of any of them: I made photos of the pictures, and than scanned the photos, but the result is not very convincing. I hope you enjoy them nevertheless.
27.9-2.10.1992 is ommitted.
6.12.1992 It wasn't really made in one single day, but I only remember the day of finishing. This is the only oil-painting: the other five pictures are collage/drawings.
28.5-11.6.1993 is ommitted.
3.10.1994 This too wasn't made in one single day.
You surely know Botticellis Venus (this here is a version probably made by a student of Botticelli, probably after a drawing of Botticelli himself. It can be found in Berlin, "Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz", 157x68 cm). I once decided to draw my one Birth of Venus. This is the first, and this is the third version (2.12.1994/2.6.1995, both 42x30 cm). As you can see, they ares still influenced by the series of pictures that started with pictures trying to resemble Gorgio de Chiricos pictures, but they do not remind of Gorgio de Chiricos pictures themself.
A picture reproduced at the page dedicated to clothes also exists in a larger version (from 13.9.1995; 42x30 cm).
Once I drew a sketch of a woman on my dinner table. I liked that sketch, so I tried to reproduce it (I clean the table from time to time, so the sketch had no place for eternity). One of the most convincing attempts of copying myself I used for an oil painting (22.12.1944; 50x40 cm).
This is an ink drawing from 21.1.1992 (about 19x10 cm).
Some space ships; the title is "Ein harter Tag für die Fluglotsen" (19/20.7.1991; this, and all of the following are 30x21 cm unless otherwise stated).
Seven flourishs (4.2.1994), from about 400-500 flourishs I have drawn. Unfortunatly, people seem to regard them as boring.
Lady Ottoline Morell caused Bertrand Russell to remark that she had "...wunderschönes Haar, das eine ungewöhnliche Farbe aufwies, nämlich die von Orangenmarmelade, nur einen Schimmer dunkler" ("beautiful hair, showing an unusual colour, that is the colour of orange marmelade, only a hint darker" -my own retranslation; does anybody now the original quotation? It can be found in Russells autobiography part I, "Back in Cambridge again"). Dates from 9.10.1994.
Another collage/drawing from 24.3.1995.
A dragon hunter from 18.4.1997.
Another dragon hunting girl, the famous Lara Croft (6.6.1997) [I want to remark that as I was drawing this picture, only the first part of the Tomb Raider game was just released, and nobody could imagine all the hype about her at this moment; I am uncertain wether I would have made this picture].
The first of these two drwaings dates from 2.1.1998 and is called: ,,Der eine Titel: >>Ich liebe dich, und ich habe eine klitschnaße Möse<<. Der andere Titel: >>Als ich Doris die Vorstudie zu diesem Bild zeigte, erklärte ich ihr, die Frau wohne in einer Dachstube oder Mansarde, wahrscheinlich wohne sie noch bei ihren Eltern, und nackt sei sie vielleicht, weil sie gerade geduscht habe, und zwar sei wahrscheinlich gerade Sonntag, weshalb sie erst so spät aufgestanden sei und die Sonne so hoch stehe, außerdem seien ihre Eltern vielleicht gerade nicht da, denn, wie Doris richtig bemerkte, junge Frauen kommen gewöhnlich nicht nackt aus der Dusche, wenn sie noch bei ihren Eltern wohnen, und später, als ich dann die erste Farbschicht der Wand malte, kam Doris wieder vorbei und stellte mir weitere Fragen, etwa, ob eine so junge Frau denn einen so dunklen Schrank aussuchen würde, und ich erklärte ihr, der Schrank stamme vielleicht noch von ihrem Opa, und Doris sagte, die Frau müsse wohl sehr klug sein, und ich sagte, ja, aber sie wisse nicht, was diese Formel bedeute, sie habe das Poster aufgehängt, ohne die Bedeutung der Formel zu kennen, und Doris meinte, bei einem jungen Mädchen wären noch viel mehr Plakate, und auf dem Schränkchen wäre ein Aufkleber gegen Atomkraft, aber vielleicht hat sie Hemmungen, den Schrank ihres Großvaters zu bekleben und denkt sich, in zwei Jahren ziehe ich sowieso aus, und dann meinte Doris noch, sie müßte eigentlich noch irgend ein Stofftier für ihr Bett haben, und das stimmt, und das nächste, was die Frau auf dem Bild tun wird, ist, sich vorzubeugen und ihren Stoffhasen aufzuheben, damit er nicht den ganzen Tag auf dem Boden liegen bleibt, wo es ihm gar nicht gefällt.<<"
["The one title: >>I love you, and I have a sopping wet snatch.<< The other title: >>As I showed Doris the study for this picture, I explained to her that this woman is living in an attic room or garret, probably she is still living with her parents, and naked she is maybe because she went from showering, namely it is probably sunday, that's why the sun is standing that high, and also her parents are not at home, because, as Doris pointed out correctly, young women usually do not leave the shower naked when they are still living with their parents, and later on, as I was doing the first coat of the wall, Doris came along again and asked me further questions, like, if such a young woman would chose such a dark cupboard, and I explained her, that the cupboard was perhaps her grandfather's, and Doris said, this woman had to be very intelligent, and I said, yes, but she does not know what the formula means, she hang up the poster without knowing the meaning of the formula, and Doris said, a young girl would have even more posters, and on the cupboard would be a sticker against nuclear power, but maybe she has scruple to put stickers on the cupboard of her grandfathers and thinks, in two years I will be moving away from home anyway, und than Doris said also, the girl should have some soft toy for her bed, and that's right, and the next thing the woman on the picture will do is to bend over and lift up her soft toy rabbit, for that he is not laying on the floor all day, which he does not like at all.<<"]
Then, some days later, on the 5th and 7th.1.1998, I drew an additional picture, called ,,Ergänzung zum 2.1.1998" ["Addition for the 1.2.1998"]. The text on the picture runs like this:
(2) Freizeit-Stofftasche ,,Rettet die Wale"
(4) Drehtabak (gibt Falten, in ein paar Jahren sieht das Mädchen längst nicht mehr so hübsch aus).
(5) Apfelstück, um das Austrocknen des Drehtabaks zu verhindern
(6) geringelte Socken
(7) Herrmann Hesse - was kleine Mädchen halt so lesen; wenn sie groß ist, wird sie irgendwann einmal auch richtige Bücher lesen.
(8) Musikkassette ohne Hülle, unbeschriftet."
["(1) little rabbit
(2) leisure cloth bag "Save the whales"
(3) leather school bag
(4) tobacco (makes wrinkles, in ten years the girl will looks less beautiful)
(5) piece of apple, to avoid dry-out of the tobacco
(6) striped socks
(7) Herrmann Hesse - just what little girls are reading; when she is grown up, she will some time also start reading some real books.
(8) music cassette without cover, unlabeled."]
This image above is my third attempt of drawing a green swimsuit; the first one can be viewed on my page about clothing, the second one on my chastity belt page (uh, and there is another drawing with a green swimsuit, on my chastity belt quiz), and it is the version I am most proud of. It dates from 23.1.1998 and is
The image is based on a photo, and the photographer had the idea ,,well, why don't we comb your hair in a more interesting way, like the girls on professional photos, like undergarment advertisments, instead of an ordinary parting in the middle?''. So the result looks pretty good, but also a little bit like an undergarment advertisment, especially together with that ,,look at my swimsuit''-pose. But who cares?
Funny thing, I like swimsuits very much, exspecially if they are neat, not wet -some kind of fetishism?- but I don't like going swimming very much.
Some days later, on the 3.2.1998, I drew a picture I called ,,Die sieben Gesichter'' ["The seven faces"]:
I have also written a tale about a girl with a green swimsuit.
On the 15., 16. and 19. of 10.1997, I worked on this
picture, a collage of randomly marbled papers, together with pencil and ink drawing. I re-did the picture as an oil-painting
on the 7.2.1998. Both pictures are
to illustrate the proportions of the original image. The name of both pictures is ,,Rödul'', that means "sun" in Icelandic (it is an old mythological word, a "heiti", for sun. In contemporary Icelandic, it would be "sól").