Man in a Train Compartment - 1956 (89x63cm)

Man in a Train Compartment

Werner Berg reminisced: “The man in the train compartment: in these things there is so much more of the past than one could ever have imagined. Who even remembers those mustard-colored compartments that were so difficult to open, where the little farmer sat peering out of the slit, riding home from ‘Tslouts’ – ‘Tslouts’ is Klagenfurt. Many Slovenes saw this as a depiction of the peasant Yerney from the great tale by Ivan Cankar. Yerney journeys to Vienna to complain to the Emperor and is sent home again in ridicule.”

 

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