Museum Villa Rot Steffen Diemer at Galerie Albert Baumgarten

19/10/2021

Last weekend, an art fair took place at Museum Villa Rot, where our gallery owner Albert Baumgarten had shown me.

It really is a wonderful house, with impressive premises. Albert showed a small selection of new works, which I thought were well received by the public.

The villa was built in 1912 by Raymund von Fugger (1870 - 1949), who came from a collateral line of the Augsburg Fuggers, on the hill overlooking the valley of the Rot. The architect Balthasar von Hornstein-Gr√ľningen (1873 - 1920) incorporated the existing, old trees into the planning of the park and a country palace, called Fuggerschl√∂sschen, was created in style pluralism with skilfully mixed baroque, classicist and art nouveau elements.

Alexandra von Hornstein (1903-1932), who came from the neighbouring Orsenhausen Palace, acquired the estate in 1925, which was handed over empty. She lived in the castle together with Feodora Christ, a school friend from their years at boarding school, until her suicide.

My works fit seamlessly into the great ensemble. I can really recommend a visit to the Villa Rot Museum.