In Room No. 307 the guest can easily imagine him or herself to be in a dance hall complete with chandeliers. The inclined walls and three windows are arranged around a perceptible centre in the room. Here the guest can relax feeling safe and secure as if in a tent or tower room.
Franz Mölk’s picture cycle creates a very physical atmosphere. His scenes deriving for the most part from memories and imagination often have erotic fantasies as their subject, all rising light as feathers above the weight of the factual. A constant feature is a link to the unreal or rather the surreal. In Mölk’s sketches men and women are team mates and opponents. They appear to dance, play music and pose; they change their roles and identities.
A further revelation awaits the guest at the window: two small steps set the stage and reveal a view of the bustling Walther-Platz square. The restored original furniture and lamps from the old Hotel Greif, the modern furnishings custom-made for the room, and the art works combine to produce the unique atmosphere typical of Hotel Greif.
Mölk’s works are complemented by the pencil drawing “Amor und Psyche” (Love and psyche) by Josef Danhauser. Danhauser (1805 – 1845) was one of the leading painters of the Viennese Biedermeier movement. His works feature prominently images from Austrian history and genre pictures with scenes from the city’s bourgeois society.