Bright and pleasant with large windows, a bay window and a view of the Walther-Platz square: welcome to room no. 108.
The work by the artist Roberto Floreani is likewise bright and inviting, a work in which he attempts to find equilibrium between movement and immobility. On several panels Floreani oscillates between abstraction and the realistic depiction of objects, between pure painting and meaning, all expressed in the verses of the poet Ezra Pound.
“A Lady asks me.
I speak in season.
She seeks a reason for an affect, wild often
That is so proud he has LOVE for a name.”
(Ezra Pound, Canto XXXVI)
Floreani greatly admires Pound. In his pictures and occasionally in his works on paper he draws inspiration from Pound’s verses.
A reading chair and the bed headboard match each other and the dark brocaded fabric.
Floreani’s work is positioned opposite three nudes by the female artist My Ullmann (1905 – 1995). She studied under Franz Cizek and is one of the major exponents of Viennese “Kinetism”, a variant of Constructivism. She moved to Switzerland in 1926 where she worked mainly as a stage designer.