14 October, 2011

Life Imitating Art

La Salle Ronde, Adolph von Menzel

"At the age of seven i had a total coup de foudre before a reproduction of a painting by Menzel representing Frederick the Great surrounded by friends, one of whom was Voltaire, and receiving them at Sans Souci. I immediately decided that this elegant and refined scene represented the life that was worth living, a sort of ideal that I have since endeavoured to achive."

- Karl Lagerfeld