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Suburban Cinema
  • © Alexander und Renata Camaro Stiftung / Online: VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
  • Repro: Kai-Annett Becker
    • Alexander Camaro (1901 - 1992)

  • TitleSuburban Cinema
  • Dateum 1945
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Hartfaser
  • Dimensions62 x 87 cm (Bildmaß)
  • Inscriptionrückseitig: "Ga 38-Camaro"; Aufkleber: "Magistrat von Berlin Bildende Kunst"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 0903/78
  • CreditlineÜbernahme vom NBK aus den Beständen des Landes Berlin, Berlin, 1978
  • On DisplayYes
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Alexander Camaro was a high-wire artist, painter and dancer. During the era of National Socialism his painting was reviled as “degenerate”, and he was banned from exhibiting. He earned his living as a dancer and ballet master in Eastern Prussia. Most of his early work was destroyed in the war.

The painting “Suburban Cinema” is one of his first works produced after the end of the war. In this piece, Camaro recalls a visit to a cinema in the South of France. The chromatic spectrum is reduced to very few shades. The architecture of the room appears rigid, like a film paused before the end. Amidst ruins, poverty and hopelessness, the cinema became a place of longing and memories for Camaro.