2013 Hotel Deco Busting: The Great Bather

Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 5)
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen.(Teil 5)

Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.

The Great Bather

Acrylic, watercolours and ballpoint pen on a calendar page in a holiday bungalow on the island Poel.
approximately 25x35cm
July 2013

The Great Bather Detail View©ImkeRust
The Great Bather Detail View ©ImkeRust

Our bungalow on the island Poel in the Baltic ocean was small, but had a few typical holiday bungalow decoration gems on offer. This faded landscape of the area was one of it and in urgent need of improvement.

Found calendar photo or the BEFORE pic

Found calendar photo or the BEFORE pic

I decided to pimp the calendar image with some ‘real’ painting and a view which looks slightly more exciting and challenging. On the previous day I photographed an old man going for a swim in the shallow water and decided to add him to the idyllic island landscape.

AFTER: The Great Bather final pic ©ImkeRust
AFTER: The Great Bather final pic ©ImkeRust
The Great Bather back on the wall©ImkeRusts

The Great Bather back on the wall ©ImkeRust

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