The object is of fundamental significance for the artist Gotthard Bonell. Paintings and drawings develop from his encounter with it. He has progressed beyond the old genres: still life, pictures of the body and landscape paintings enter into the most diverse relationships.
This is also true of the triptych which Bonell has produced for Room No. 207. The various themes are restricted here: surprisingly the objects seem the least inert. The artfully arranged leather glove, the luxuriant fall of the fold in a blanket vibrate restlessly, an individual exuberance is created.
Bonell’s pictures generate a tension: the erotic associations never predominate, but rather emanate a subliminal and subtle sensuality. An objective and at the same time mystical picture with mental and erotic sensations is created.
The pencil drawing “Weiblicher Rückenakt” (Female nude from behind) by Emilie Mediz-Pelikan (1861 – 1908) produced in 1896 can be admired on the wall adjacent to Bonell’s work. The artist’s work comprised for the most part landscapes with impressionistic interpretations. She spent time in Tyrol and South Tyrol on several occasions for study purposes.