Art sometimes is a lot of Work: Blog, Graffiti, Urban

Art is beautiful but sometimes is a lot of Work, too

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Donnersbergerbrücke, Munich

Carl Valentin – you see his portrait in the upper right corner – was a Bavarian artist and comedian and philosopher. His specialty was “Blädln”, a dialect word that might be best translated with “fooling around”. But Valentin’s jokes rarely were superficial jokes, most often there was some truth or absurdity behind it. For non-Bavarians almost incomprehensible, he is still an idol for many (especially elders), and so I was quite astonished to find a quote by him and his portrait as a graffiti.

5 thoughts

  1. Wenn dann nach der vielen Arbeit auch Kunst entstanden ist, dann passt das ja! 😉

  2. Ich mag ihn ja sehr, den Karl, auch wenn ich immer doppelt hinhören muss … als Ausländer. Das Bild mag ich auch sehr & da gucke ich gerne zweimal hin.

    Viele Grüße & weiterhin sichere Straßen, Fritsch.

    1. Ja, Florian, er hat’s keinem leicht gemacht, der Karl Valentin. Aber wer genau zuhört, der darf die Kunst der präzisen Formulierung in wenigen umgangssprachlichen Worten umso mehr genießen.

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