The Collection in the Blue House

There was not a wall in the five rooms on the first floor, the seven rooms on the upper floor, the corridors and the staircase where Hanna Bekker vom Rath did not find a place for the artworks in her collection. Just as the collection was subject to constant change due to purchases and sometimes sales, as well as loans to important exhibitions, the placement of the individual works also changed. There are only few documents of the hangings, systematically all rooms were photographed only in 1983, the year of the collector’s death.

Just as the Blue House had its characteristic color scheme from the outside, the rooms were also colorful and some were named after their main color. Each room housed paintings and objects from the Hanna Bekker vom Rath collection.

A thoroughly grown house in which traces of the twenties and the postwar are ingeniously preserved. Any renovation would spoil the character. The rooms are whitewashed in the old lime colors that are already unavailable today, celadon green, Indian red, lemon yellow. These colored funds unobtrusively ensure that the walls, which are virtually paved with pictures, nevertheless do not appear overloaded.

Dieter Hoffmann: Nachfeier am Vorabend. 30 Jahre Frankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath, in: Frankfurter Neue Presse, Feuilleton 13.5.1977