Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Schimmerlos

Baby Schimmerlos by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas - Öl auf Leinwand - huile sur toile
30 cm x 30 cm / 11,8" x 11,8"
sold - verkauft - vendu

This was an interesting couple - the man looked just like Baby Schimmerlos, whom the Germans among you might remember from the series "Kir Royale", and the woman had some of the longest legs I'd ever seen. Looking at the way she is standing, she might even be a ballet dancer...?
I loved the funny combination of his "Wadenwärmer" (calf warmers!) with the white trainers.

6 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Gorgeous colour and so funny. I don't know the series, but I'm sure I'd have enjoyed it if I knew enough German. These guys look like a cartoon. And the man seems so sulky!
Fabulous.

xoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

But I remember Baby Schimmerlos of course O;-) The whole series was very ironic and a bit over the top like the bit too much of the colours. I'm sure Baby Schimmerlos would have never worn these "Wadenwaermer". He was one of those who always wore white suits. Brrrr. A great fun painting!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you very much for leaving you kind comments, Barbara and Ulrike!

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BMoon said...

Very nice work, Liza. High horizon, great colors, and the figures are so engaged. Lovely.

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, BMoon. This two seemed apart from the world around them, in their own little worls so to say. I am pleased that you see it a bit like that.