Between 1926 and 1928 Wilhelm Pramme (1898 Halberstadt - Wernigerode 1965) was drawn to the wider world. His journey took him from Dresden, to the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, with the steamer to Athens, "in the most violent storm across the Mediterranean Sea to Egypt", as he reports in his travel diary, to India, Indonesia and via Afghanistan and Russia back to Germany. In addition to depictions from the area of his adopted home of Wernigerode in the Harz Mountains, a large part of Wilhelm Pramme 's work was created during this three-year journey.
The artist captured his impressions in numerous small paintings, including our Palm Garden, a snapshot dated December 23, 1927, probably after his crossing from Greece to Egypt. With a quick brush stroke, the artist shows us a section of the street with a house, in the garden of which tall palm trees and other plants that can be seen behind the wall suggest a balanced vegetation. The fresh green of the plants stands out clearly from the sand-colored clay architecture. Of particular note is the close observation of the light conditions, which impressively captured the southern light and atmosphere.