Beltracchi Werke: Ein Märchen
Oil paintings

Ein Märchen

12 portraits, 41 x 33 cm each, acrylic on canvas
total 134.5 x 147.5 cm, framed


Based on the novella of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov. What is more bewildering than the illusion of beauty and transience? In 1936,
these girls represented their nations as beauty queens. In Berlin, the whole world celebrated the German nation at the Olympic Games. Everyone knows the
Third Reich came to an end. But I can achieve the illusion of eternal beauty for the girls with my painting. Nabokov was able to preserve their purity with diabolical help.