On a holiday like today when everybody seems to be so actively involved in leisure activities I indulge in looking at the posters of one of my favourite artists - Lyonel Feininger. His style of distorted and out-of-proportion houses and people adds mysteriously to their beauty, maybe because the colours are so powerful and bold? (See more in Google picture search). He wrote: 'Each individual's work serves as an expression of our most personal state of mind at that moment and of the inescapable, imperative need for release by means of an appropriate act of creation ...' (cited by W.D. Dube: The Expressionists, London 1972).

Isn't this what we are all trying to do? By the way, L. Feininger, born in New York of German parents, was also a wanderer between two cultures and languages ...

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