Thomas Schürmann, 2019, Watercolor painting,
Schmincke Horadam, Rives Arches Grain Torchon,
Size: 105 cm x 47 cm


I am Thomas Schürmann — fine artist, researcher, dilettant, baroque and renaissance lover, rooted gardener and woodworker.

I love details and I love getting to the bottom of things.


Read: ~ 11 min Words: ~ 1560

Jack Johnson founded the forerunner of the legendary Cotton Club, the Club Delux in New York and was the first black boxing world champion in heavyweight boxing history.

Read article

Read: ~ 4 min Words: ~ 627

How a calendar in my notebook - sometimes - helps me avoid procastration and makes me more aware of my season and lifetime.

Read article

Read: ~ 16 min Words: ~ 2300

There is a reason why the black hole in the film Interstellar is called Gargantua. And what is it about the Rabelaisian succulence that Thomas Wolfe uses as a metaphor? The French doctor, monk and Renaissance author is the answer.

Read article

Read: ~ 21 min Words: ~ 3100

There are quotations that one never forgets, and this, the following quotation from the English Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, came to my mind very well when reading the novel Wedding before the Fall, written by Dorothy L. Sayers in 1937. And then comes the moment when one is reminded of this quotation anew in an up-to-date way. We'll get to that later.

Read article