Art / History

Harvesting Hay

The Kellerdoscope


Pencil drawing on paper, in a card board passe-partout, 18 cm x 16.5 cm (7.1” x 6.5”). The brown stain at the top of was maybe caused by adhesive tape.

A sketch by Rolf Keller, unsigned. Inscription on the sketch (lower right corner) “Grüna, 13. Juni 35” (Grüna, June 13th, 35). Grüna was a village near Chemnitz. It is today a part of the city of Chemnitz.

Inscription on the passe-partout: “Vom Grünaer Balkon aus” (as seen from the balcony in Grüna). The Keller family lived in Grüna in Rabensteiner Straße, so the balcony mentioned was probably belonging to their apartment there.

Like the scene with the horse drawn cart with logs, we see here a scene from the time before mechanization spread everywhere, a time of manual labour and carts pulled by donkeys. The traitional barn is still in use, but the houses of the city are already…

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