Thursday, January 12, 2012

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

East Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany
While in Germany I took this picture of the East Side Gallery, which is a gallery of paintings on the Berlin Wall.  I took the picture because I was studying at a Goethe Institute and I found it interesting how many places I was able to find with Goethe.  Goethe is beloved by the Germans, rightfully so, and there is much around Germany remembering him.  Goethe is painted between Schiller, a poet and writer, and Einstein, a scientist.  Goethe embodied both roles as seen in the works Faust and Goethe's Theory of Colours.  For this reason, I find it fitting that he is placed in between the Schiller and Einstein.

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