Month: June 2017

Back to Paradise

The exhibition unifies an outstanding selection of paintings, woodcuts and other works on paper from the renowned collections of the Osthaus Museum Hagen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus. Consisting of more than 130 artworks from 1905 to 1938, the selection includes works of all important members of the artist-groups “Brücke” and “Der Blaue Reiter”, like Ernst… Read more »

Egypt at the time of Flaubert

This exhibition shows selected works of early travel photography. During the first half of the 19th century, when Daguerreotype just has been invented, Egypt was a very popular travel destination for numerous painters, authors and archaeologists. They were inspired by this new media, not only because of artistic reasons but also for the purpose of… Read more »

Weegee – The Famous

Weegee‘s photographs form an impressive document of modern city life – in all its brutality, violence, and pitilessness. Through his photography, he recorded the traces the Great Depression of the 1930s and 40s left behind. No less drastic are his photographs of New York‘s high society. They constitute a sarcastic comment on the rich, which… Read more »

Speed and Spirit

Nicknamed “Picasso of the Camera”, Hungarian-born artist and photographer Zoltán Glass – one of the “best-known unknown” photographers worldwide – is showcased at this exhibition with a selection of 116 of his best b/w photographs from the 1930s. Rediscovered by Mercedes-Benz Classic, visitors can admire car-show images, pictures of technical details, several examples of creative… Read more »

The Perfect Moment

The exhibition shows Mercedes-Benz icons of photography. Images, in which composition, light, subject and emotion all align perfectly to capture the perfect moment. The icons stand out from the plethora of photos, fascinating their viewers and becoming an embodied testimony of their time. More than 60 photographs are on display, representing the genres art, fashion,… Read more »

Reshaped Reality

Hyperrealistic sculptures emulate the forms, contours and textures of the human body or singular body parts and thereby create a convincing visual illusion of human physicality. From the late 1960s on, different sculptors got involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike appearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of… Read more »