On opening the door to Room No. 214 the guest enters a personal, intimate and at the same time imaginary microcosm: the artist Barbara Tavella works with photography, painting and the application of diverse materials which she combines in an idiosyncratic manner.
She focuses on single, seemingly insignificant details of our immediate environment and in doing so changes perspectives and the form of perception. The rose is a recurring theme in Tavella’s work. On her work for Hotel Greif she comments: ‘Familiar objects are placed in the room to make them part of it. These objects are taken from everybody’s daily life, but give rise to the development of dreams.’ The beholder is invited to immerse him or herself into a moment of poetry.
The red “Gabbeh” carpet provides a colourful counterpoint to the work of the artist.
The charcoal drawing “Drei Mädchen am Waldsee” (Three girls at a woodland lake) is by Leo Putz and was produced in 1918. Leo Putz (1869 – 1940) was an exponent of the style of light-suffused painting between Impressionism and Art Nouveau which had at its main subject the female nude.