Art / History

The Petrified Forest 2

The Kellerdoscope

Looking through the drawings of Svend Keller once again, I found a second one showing trees from the Chemnitz petrified forrest. So here are the gleanings from the petrified forrest: a small pencil sketch of only 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm (4.9” x 6.9”). I had overlooked it at first; it had been hidden between some other sheets. It is neither signed nor dated but I guess it was done arround the same time as the one shown in the previous post:

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These trees, standing outside in front of the natural history museum in those days, have now been relocated to the atrium of a building. The arangement of the different stems is probably no longer the same it was back in the 1940s, but the trunk on the right edge of the drawing is clearly recognizable in the photograph below and the stump in the foreground is probably…

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