Rolf Tschierschky created the majority of his artistic works that feature the city of Frankfurt as their motif after his return from war captivity in 1947. Many of these paintings awaken impressions of a still intact city, such as his 1952 aquarelle Mainansicht (View to the Main River). He does not depict the outer reality of a city severely damaged by war, but rather its essence, which is comparable to the artist’s own soul. Although Tschierschky’s had been tormented by his wartime experiences, his inner core remained whole and grounded in his heartfelt Christian beliefs.
A Frankfurt paintingTschierschky created in 1951 plays a special role. It depicts a panorama of very different city views and buildings. The artist counted it among his most significant works.
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