CONTRASTS are welcome in Hahnemühle´s art calendar contest

“I like the play of contrasts and use both complementary and chiaroscuro effects to create tension and bring vitality into my work. Regardless of technique and material, the precise expressive references  that I want to convey arise” says artist Cordula Kerlikowski. Her pictures in the invitation to this year’s painting competition for the Hahnemühle 2015 art calendar are intended to inspire other artists – both hobbyists and professionals. The competition is now open.

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Legionella – Invisible danger in the pipeline

Invisible danger lurks in many domestic bathrooms. Legionella, rod-shaped bacteria colonise in hot water pipes of large houses. The long tubes, in which some water is left, provide ideal breeding grounds. With temperatures around 50 degrees, the bacteria multiply rapidly. In the steam hundreds of bacteria’s can romp around and cause dangerous diseases by inhaling, e.g. diseases with flu-like symptoms to fatal lung infections.

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