From Nuremberg to Cairo | oil paint/carton | Friedrich Neubauer

From Nuremberg to Cairo

inventory number: w0185
Oil paints
67 x 49 cm

On the left of the pyramid a glowingly red sun is burning down from the blue sky. A ladder almost reaching to the zenith of the ellipse is enthroned over the building elements of a fictitious city mainly painted in ocher and red. Little white clouds waft over the Nuremberg castle in the background. This composition resembles a view into the fairy tale world of a kaleidoscope. A yardstick in the foreground alludes to the planning and measuring of buildings.