Artist in Cologne

[Photo by Smilla]

Smilla took this wonderful photo of this charming fellow. She says of the experience, “This eloquent man is 84 years old, and used to be a musician; he played piano and organ.He told me, that besides being a musician, he became an artist in his advanced years as well. He does collages out of papers, textiles and everything that seems to be interesting to him. Everyday he works for 3 or 4 hours on them. He has some friends he visits museums with, and he told me about the debates they have about art, and the way to look at it. This wonderful man encourages to first have a direct eye to what you see before start to reflect and view it rationally. His wife was a psychoanalyst, and they had a vibrant life together, full of things and topics of common interests they share. It was really extraordinary meeting this man..