Paintings hung at the Berghof.

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by majorplm » 12 Nov 2008 22:40

Sofie Stork was a close friend of Eva Braun and have made lsome items in the Berghof, like plates, lamps etc..
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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by majorplm » 12 Nov 2008 22:42

in the color movies shot by Eva Braun Sofie Stork have made the intertitles..
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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Geoff Walden » 13 Nov 2008 00:52

Wow, Philippe, thanks! Great pics! I had no idea that any part of the Kachelofen remained!

Do you think it's accurate, then, to say that this Ofen was also green, not biege?

And I didn't know that Sofie Stork made the title boards for EB's movies - great info!

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Kunstler » 13 Nov 2008 12:34

Thanks for those contributions Geoff and Phillipe! I'm amazed and pleased to see part of the Kachelofen still exists, and also quite surprised at the low sale price achieved by the lampshade part!

I haven't posted on this subject lately as I'm still scouring books and the web trying to find more info, not only on the paintings that hung at the Berghof, but their whereabouts today...unfortunately I'm encountering a lot of dead ends!

I think this a fascinating subject :)

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Kunstler » 13 Nov 2008 12:55

Incidentally, I came across this postcard site that has an extensive Haus der Deutschen Kunst collection.
When browsing this site is easy to see how one can become sidetracked!

http://www.old-postcards-shop.com/?gcli ... MAoduAg9QQ

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Moving into Haus Wachenfeld ...

Post by Geoff Walden » 14 Nov 2008 20:25

There were a couple artworks displayed above the Eckbank in the Haus Wachenfeld part of the Berghof. One was an antique map and one was a woman's portrait. I haven't seen any good views of either, but here are the best I've seen. (In the colorized Hoffmann postcard, the antique map looks like just a jumble of colors ... sort of like modern art.)

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Geoff Walden » 14 Nov 2008 20:34

PS - If we can trust the colors in this colorized Hoffmann postcard, it shows the Kachelofen was green, just like the tile piece that Philippe posted.

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Kunstler » 15 Nov 2008 13:23

The map is certainly intriguing, with the strong shape of those rivers and what appears to be the sea on the extreme right.
Could it be this region of the old Germania?

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Biber » 25 Nov 2008 15:11

Last night on PBS was a show called "Raping Europa" about the 3rd Reich and Art looting collecting etc. Really a good show with some very good interviews. Do watch it if you get a chance.

Toward the beginning the showed a red leather portfolio with an eagle on it an initials A H (looked like a RK urkunde) that had photos of art work in it (a catalog of AH's collection?). Of the few photos seen as they paged through it I though I might have seen a photo of the Coliseum paingting from the Berghof.

Anyway, it was a good show and well worth seeking out.

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Kachelofen Tile from the Berghof?

Post by Geoff Walden » 15 Feb 2009 21:01

Here is a relic I saw in the 101st Airborne Div. museum at Ft. Campbell the other day. This is supposed to be a tile from a fireplace in the Berghof. It is curved, so it seems it could only have come from the Kachelofen in Hitler's office. I have not seen a photo of Hitler's office of sufficient resolution to tell if this particular scene was on that Kachelofen. Does anyone else have a really good detailed image of that tile stove?

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by palaisfan » 23 Feb 2009 22:45

Hadn't seen this interesting thread.

Geoff wrote (fantastic site - thirdreichruins - you have by the way! ; ) )

Here is the painting that has been said to be a nude of Eva Braun that hung in her bedroom in the Berghof. The only source where I can recall reading this is in Nerin Gun's biography of EB - I can't recall exactly what he says about it, but some of Gun's statements in that book are questionable. The painting has been said to be by Adolf Ziegler, and to perhaps have been a model's body with EB's face painted on (source: US National Archives).

I recall supposedly Eva posed for one Arno Breker's statues, `Anmut' or `Eos' if recall correctly. Their figures bear a remarkable resemblance to Eva poses at Lake Garda. Its interesting that when looking at those in turn, they do resemble the painting in build to a degree. On the other hand, the notion seems kind of dubious -- it was her own room after all and seems out of character. Yet thought the parallel worth mentioning.

Since the original survived to be on the auction linked, its fascinating to see that the Berghof's art must not have been as dispersed or destroyed as that in the Reichskanzlei.

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by Kunstler » 11 Mar 2009 07:37

I've been so busy lately I completely forgotten about this thread too, I'll have to see what more I can uncover!

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Re: Paintings hung at the Berghof.

Post by majorplm » 13 Mar 2009 22:36

Hello All,

Please find below a picture of the famous statue by Eugen Henke (1888-1948).

The statue was exposed during the Great German Art Exhibition in Munich in 1938 (Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1938 im Haus der Deutschen Kunst zu München) and listed in the GDK.38 official catalog.

For good photos of this statue see also: "Die Kunst im Dritten Reich"
- august 1938 page 252
- july 1939 page 207.

Have a good week-end!

All the best

Philippe
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